David Kato's historic fight for gays rights in Uganada and his brutal murder are the subject of a new documentary feature "Call Me Kuchu" from directors Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall.
Hailed as one of the most acclaimed documentaries on the theatrical and festival circuits over the past year, the award-winning documentary is being released by Cinedigm on DVD, Blu-ray and cable movies On Demand this month.
Cinedigm is the distributor of the Academy Award®-nominated documentary “The Invisible War” and hundreds of other award-winning titles.
After its U.S. theatrical release in June, "Call Me Kuchu" was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick, a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick and Salon.com’s Pick of the Week.
"Call Me Kuchu" has won nearly two dozen awards including both the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) and both the top jury award for best international feature and a top audience recognition at HotDocs in Toronto.
The film's directors Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall were recipients of the first Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship and were named to the Filmmaker Magazine list of 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
"Call Me Kuchu" depicts the last year in the life of David Kato, the 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.
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 – retired Angelican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, 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 its core and sends shock waves around the world.
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