IGLHRC Co-Sponsors "Call Me Kuchu" at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is proud to co-sponsor the New York premiere of Call Me Kuchu with Human Rights Watch and the African Film Festival, Inc.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
7:00 PM
Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater

New York Closing Night Film and Reception

Screening followed by discussion with Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Filmmakers; Longjones Wambere, Film Subject.

Moderated by Boris O. Dittrich, Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Program, Human Rights Watch.

About Call Me Kuchu

In an office on the outskirts of Kampala, 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 more difficult. A new "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" proposes the death penalty for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. David is one of the few who dare to publicly protest the country's government and press. Working with a dedicated group of fellow activists, he fights for Kampala's kuchus on Ugandan television, at the United Nations, and in the courts. Because, he insists,"if we keep on hiding, they will say we are not here." With unprecedented access, Call Me Kuchu examines the astounding courage and determination required to battle an oppressive government, a vicious media and a powerful church in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

For more information visit, Human Rights Watch Film Festival website or the Call Me Kuchu film website.