In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.
With unprecedented access, Call Me Kuchu depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast activist whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
"The hardest work is done by local activists like those you will see in this film. To them I want to say: You are an inspiration to me… I am proud to join in this great human rights cause."
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
"Impressive and on the mark."
“A scary but inspiring film with real heroes and villains.”
The New York Times
“Feels like PARIS IS BURNING by way of THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS.”
The Village Voice
"As angry and unflinching a piece of documentary filmmaking as you'll see this year."
Premieres & Awards
Winner - Best International Feature
Hot Docs 2012
Winner - Best Documentary AT&T Audience Award
Frameline Film Festival 2012
Winner - Amnesty International Human Rights Award
Durban Film Festival 2012
Winner - Human Rights Award
Dokufest Prizren Kosovo 2012