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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

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Call Me Kuchu

Katherine Fairfax WRIGHT, Malika ZOUHALI-WORRALL

  • USA
  • 2012
  • 87min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death and a veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or ‘kuchus.’ But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. Call me Kuchu is a heartbreaking story of David who is Uganda’s first openly gay man and one of the few who dares 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. While in filming, David is brutally murdered in his home and this film 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. This film traces a narrative that takes the viewer beyond the chronicle of victimization depicted in international news media, and it tells the nuanced story of David and Kampala’s kuchus as they work to change their fate and that of other kuchus across Africa.

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Director

  • Katherine Fairfax WRIGHT

    Katherine Fairfax Wright graduated from Columbia University with a double major in Film Studies and Anthropology. She produced Gabi on the Roof in July, which premiered at Cinequest 2010, and won Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress at the Brooklyn Film Festival. She associate-produced Perlmutt and Walker’s award-winning documentary Lumo, as well as Perlmutt’ s Les Vulnerables, the closing short at the New York Film Festival 2007. Wright has produced role on several other films and she is an awardwinning photographer.   Call Me Kuchu (2012) Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)​ 

  • Malika ZOUHALI-WORRALL

    Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s work as a print and video journalist has been published in The Financial Times and at CNN.com. She has reported for CNN.com from India, Uganda, China and the USA. on politics, technology and LGBT rights. Zouhali-Worrall is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MA in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).  Call Me Kuchu (2012)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerMalika ZOUHALI-WORRALL
  • Cinematography Katherine Fairfax WRIGHT
  • Editor Katherine Fairfax WRIGHT
  • Sound Joe DZUBAN

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