CALL ME KUCHU (2012)

“The hardest work is done by local activists like those you
will see in this film. 
To them I say: You are an inspiration to me.
I am proud to join in this great human rights cause.”


-- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, June 2012

 

DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

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 combatting 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.

DIRECTED BY MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL & KATHERINE FAIRFAX WRIGHT

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TEDDY AWARD)
HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL (BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE AWARD)
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
ENCOUNTERS SOUTH AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
DURBAN FILM FESTIVAL (AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD)
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL (VICTOR RABINOWITZ AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE)

PRESS:

“A scary but inspiring film with real heroes and villains.”
– The New York Times, Critics Pick

“Feels like PARIS IS BURNING by way of THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS.” [Read more]
The Village Voice

“Harrowing and inspirational”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Impassioned and powerful."
– Entertainment Weekly

“Horrific and uplifting, [an] excellent documentary.”
– National Public Radio

“Heart-wrenching and inspiring.”
LA Weekly

“Simply one of 2013’s best films, documentary or not.”
– Criterion Cast

“Shocking, moving, enthralling and enraging.”
Time Out

“Impressive and on the mark.”
Variety

“Call Me Kuchu leaves you flabbergasted.”
The Times of London

“A moving documentary.”
The Economist

“Miraculous… Some of the most compelling drama of the year.”
Hollywood.com

MADE WITH SUPPORT FROM CINEREACH, CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES, CATAPULT FILM FUND, FILM INDEPENDENT, BRITDOC, THE BERTHA FOUNDATION, IFP, AND THE FLEDGLING FUND