Call Me Kuchu

LØRDAG 15.09 KL 13:00

Religiøse grupper i Uganda kjemper stadig for å få igjennom en ”Anti-Homosexuality bill”, som vil bety fengselsstraff for homofile og ”i alvorlige tilfeller” dødsstraff.

Vi møter her aktivister som kjemper mot lovforslaget, og i sentrum står David Kato, Ugandas første åpne homofile. Kato lever i konstant frykt for angrep, men finner samtidig rom for glede og feiring. Han kjemper utrettelig mot myndighetene, på TV og også i FN, for som han sier: ”Om vi fortsetter å skjule oss vil de si at vi ikke eksisterer”.

Filmen tar en tragisk vending når Kato 26. januar 2011 blir funnet drept i sin seng, brutalt slått i hjel etter at avisen Rolling Stone trykket overskrifter som: ”HOMO TERROR! We name and shame top gays in the city”.
Katos visdom, mot og prestasjoner lever videre i denne gripende filmen, og arbeidet han startet fortsetter blant aktivistene han jobbet med og for.

Filmen fikk Teddy-prisen for Beste Dokumentar under filmfestivalen i Berlin 2012.



In Uganda, religious groups are trying to pass an”Anti-Homosexuality Bill”, a bill calling for the imprisonment of homosexuals - and ”in severe cases” even the death penalty for homosexuality.
In Call me Kuchu we meet several LGBT activists, centered around David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man. Kato's life is under constant threat, but he still finds room for joy and celebration. He is continuously battling the authorities, on TV as well as in the UN, saying: ”If we keep hiding, they will say we do not exist”.

Events take a tragic turn when Kato is found bludgeoned to death in his bed after the paper Rolling Stone published names and pictures of known homosexuals under hateful headlines.
Kato’s wisdom, courage and achievements lives on in this powerful documentary, and his work continues amongst the activists he worked with and for.

Call Me Kuchu won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at Berlinale 2012.



Naome Ruzindana vil være tilstede
Naome Ruzindana will be present

Naome Ruzindana is a human right defender and a feminist. She is the first ever openly lesbian to speak out and about homosexuality in Rwanda. She is the founding member of the Coalition of African Lesbian, and has been an executive board member and executive member of Pan Ilga Africa. She is currently the co-Secretary General of ILGA-world.

USA 2012, 87 min
Regi/Dir: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Engelsk tale, utekstet / In English

 



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