Call Me Kuchu (a movie)

While not the usual format of session for this club, this looks like a great documentary with some rave reviews.  If you are interested in attending, please purchase your ticket directly from this site http://www.ica.org.uk/35173/Film/Call-Me-Kuchu.html (£11 for the full price tickets, less for concession) and RSVP.   Noting the late start time, if anyone is interested in meeting for dinner nearby around 7.30pm, let me know.  The movie runs for 90 minutes so for any night owls, it might be nice to have a coffee afterwards to discuss our thoughts on the movie.

 

Call me Kuchu

Like all the best documentaries, Call Me Kuchu introduces us to a little-known yet disturbing phenomenon, draws us into the complexities that have created it, and raises our concerns for the future. In this case it’s the shocking homophobia that Uganda’s church, its media and ultimately its government channelled into legislation that threatened the country’s gay citizens with imprisonment or even death.

Better known as a writer and producer of shorts, Katherine Fairfax Wright teamed up with journalist Malika Zouhali-Worrall to investigate this injustice as seen through the life of the late David Kato, the first publicly gay Ugandan. His struggle to end a smear campaign – which was backed by American evangelists, among others – is moving, harrowing and beautifully realised, and it also inspires us to believe that right will inevitably triumph over might, no matter how powerful the prejudice.

Dirs Katherine Fairfax Wright / Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Uganda/USA 2012.

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  • Victoria

    Hi Ladies,
    I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to come along after all. I had hoped to be further on with work and things but I'm not so I will have to take a rain check. I'll be interested to hear about the film though.

    Have a good evening.

    November 15, 2012

  • Josefine

    Sounds great! I'm also going to text you my mobile number now in case we have any last minute emergencies tomorrow.

    See you then!

    November 14, 2012

  • VB

    Hey Victoria, it would be great if you could join (of course!) but just let us know whenever you do know for sure. In the meantime, Josefine, how does meeting at 7.30pm at Busaba Eat Thai which is at 35 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4EA sound? They don't take reservations so Victoria (or anyone else who decides to come along) can join us if they wish.

    November 13, 2012

  • Victoria

    Hey, I might be able to come along but I don't want to make a definite RSVP until I know for sure

    November 11, 2012

  • VB

    Great, I'll look into some options nearby and suggest a few shortly.

    November 6, 2012

  • Josefine

    I'd be up for getting something to eat beforehand; coffee (or something non-caffeinated...) depends mostly on how the trains are running that evening!

    November 4, 2012

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