CALL ME KUCHU premiered at the 62nd Berlinale on February 11, 2012. The film won two prestigious awards at the festival. It won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film 2012. The TEDDY AWARD is a “socially engaged, political honour presented to films and people who communicate queer themes on a broad social platform, thereby contributing to tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society.” The film also won the Cinema Fairbindet Prize, in which the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development honours a film that “addresses a global issue and encourages discussion in an extraordinary way.” The film also received the Honorable Mention for the Sieggesaule Reader’s Choice Award.
Congratulations to directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright!