General Information

Glossary: C
Released Year: 2012
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Casts: David Kato, Christopher Senyonjo
IMDB: Call Me Kuchu (2012)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 7.6


Village Voice - Ernest Hardy
What makes Kuchu work as taut agitprop, and ultimately to devastating emotional effect, is that Wright and Zouhali-Worrall allow the enormity of the film's political concerns to be telegraphed through the stories, experiences, and astute analysis of ordinary queer folk and their hetero allies.
The Guardian - Unnamed
The film-makers have turned what could have been a detached news report into a moving human tragedy.
Time Out London - Unnamed
The struggle for LGBT rights in Uganda might sound like a dry or distant subject. It’s the achievement of Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s shocking, moving, enthralling and enraging doc to make it lively and urgent.
Total Film - Carmen Gray
A timely, gut-wrenching but ultimately hopeful work.
Empire - David Parkinson
As angry and unflinching a piece of documentary filmmaking as you'll see this year.

Call Me Kuchu (2012)

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. (from imdb)