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Call Me Kuchu

by The Staff on November 27, 2013

Russia is getting a lot of attention for its officially sanctioned homophobia lately, thanks to the spotlight generated by the upcoming Winter Olympics. You can find legal, official homophobia all around the globe, however. The documentary Call Me Kuchu, which will be shown Tuesday at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, looks at the lives of LGBTQ people—aka “kuchus”—in Uganda.

Specifically, the film follows David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, in his efforts to organize his fellow “kuchus” and educate his fellow citizens. This is set against a background of virulent official anti-gay policies, fueled by the support and urging of a faction of the American Christian right.

There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall.

Call Me Kuchu will be screened Tuesday (Dec. 3) at the Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Ave., Troy) at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 suggested donation, $5 student and low-income. For more info, call 272-2390.