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Call Me Kuchu presented by Southwest CARE

Racking up awards from the Berlin Film Festival to Torontoâ€TMs Hot Docs, and closing this yearâ€TMs Human Rights Watch Film Festival at NYCâ€TMs Film Society of Lincoln Center, Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrallâ€TMs CALL ME KUCHU, which follows a group of Ugandan LGBTI activists in Kampala (led by the recently murdered David Kato, the kuchusâ€TM â€" Ugandan slang for queers â€" answer to Martin Luther King, Jr.), is one of those rare docs that manages to enlighten, uplift and enrage in equal doses. Itâ€TMs a sweeping portrait not just of the heroic gays and lesbians who often literally put themselves in the line of fire each and every day just to demand basic human rights, but also of a disturbingly self-righteous Ugandan society, which bans homosexuality and openly advocates for the death penalty for HIV-positive men. - Lauren Wissot

When: Fri. Oct. 19, 2012 6:00 PM
Where: CCA limit 120 people
What: Documentary
Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Origin: Uganda, U.S.A.
Genre: Documentary, Social Justice, U.S.A., Uganda
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: 16 & up
Status: New Mexico Premiere

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