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"Call Me Kuchu" Film Screening

Documentary film about the movement in Uganda to make homosexuality a criminal offense.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In Uganda, a new bill threatened to make homosexuality punishable by death. Veteran activist David Kato and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo worked against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. Their efforts to support and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women, or “kuchus,” became extremely difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposed death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone failing to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelical missionaries who christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law in February 2014. This film chronicles the movement to fight against Uganda’s anti-homosexual agenda.

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As part of the UCLA International Human Rights Film Series


Pay-by-space & all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Cost : Free and open to the public

UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center

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