CALL ME KUCHU

Saturday, 5. November 17:00
Malika Zouhali-Worrall und Katherine Fairfax Wright
USA/Uganda 2012 I DCP I OV I 90 min

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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers follow David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man – and his fellow activists as they work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers are prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to the its core and sends shock waves around the world. CALL ME KUCHU depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized

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MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL (*1984) is an award-winning filmmaker of British/Moroccan origin. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), where she studied with a full scholarship from the Entente Cordiale Scheme.

KATHERINE FAIRFAX WRIGHT (*1983) graduated from Columbia University with a double major in Film Studies and Anthropology. She produced Gabi on the roof in July (2010), associate-produced the award-winning documentary Lumo, and has worked in a producing role on several other films. She is also an award-winning photographer. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Katherine one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

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