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 combating 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.
Call Me Kuchu
7pm, Monday 24th February 2014
Jill Craigie Cinema, Peninsular Arts
£6.60, concessions £4.40, SPiA and Friends free
Box Office: 01752 585050 – Monday – Friday, 13:00 – 17:00
Saturday (during exhibitions only), 11:00 – 16:00
With unprecedented access, 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 until after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
David was one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists,
“if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”