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Interview: When Faith Turns Into Fire - Roger Ross Williams on 'God Loves Uganda' (Tonight On PBS' Independent Lens)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • May 19, 2014 8:12 PM
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Interview: When Faith Turns Into Fire - Roger Ross Williams on 'God Loves Uganda' (Tonight On PBS' Independent Lens)

2014 Documentary Oscar Shortlist Revealed. 'God Loves Uganda,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Make the Cut

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • December 3, 2013 9:14 PM
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A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration.

Interview - When Faith Turns Into Fire: Roger Ross Williams on 'God Loves Uganda' (In Theaters)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
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“We're being attacked,” says one of the young American missionaries as they drive a van through a group of Ugandans selling chicken on the side of the road. When they stop to patronize the Ugandans, they bring forceful messages of Jesus, selling them like a commodity. This scene, ripe with the fundamentalist fervor, is one of many in Roger Ross Williams' compelling, disturbing documentary God Loves Uganda, which opened Friday in NYC and next weekend in Los Angeles. The film examines the role of White American evangelical missionaries in propagating some of the most potent, harmful rhetoric associated with Christianity; that homosexuality is a crime punishable by prison and even death.

Review: 'God Loves Uganda' Is A Fascinating & Emotionally Overwhelming Film (Opens Today)

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • October 11, 2013 10:07 AM
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In God Loves Uganda documentarian Roger Ross Williams casts a critical eye on the presence and growing influence of evangelical Christianity on the African continent. The film focuses on Uganda in particular, where local religious leaders fueled by Kansas’s International House of Prayer tirelessly work towards promoting legislation that could threaten the lives of LGBT Ugandans.

Watch Release Trailer For Roger Ross Williams' Lauded Documentary 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2013 7:55 PM
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It's one of two recent high-profile documentaries on LGBT rights in Uganda - the other being Call Me Kuchu, directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, which documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans).

Variance Films Will Release Roger Ross Williams' Lauded Doc 'God Loves Uganda' Starting 10/11

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2013 6:16 PM
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This is good news for Roger Ross Williams and his feature doc and feature directorial debut God Loves Uganda - a film we've been tracking since its Sundance debut earlier this year (although it's been a much longer journey for Williams), and wondered where it would eventually land.

Provocative Poster For Roger Ross Williams' Lauded Doc 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 3:13 PM
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Apparently, it's not news, since it's been around since January, but I'm only just seeing the film's poster for the first time, so I'm assuming that's the same for a lot of you.

Sundance 2013 Review: 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 3:00 PM
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First Full Trailer For Roger Ross Williams' Feature Doc 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Courtney
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  • January 19, 2013 2:05 PM
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Roger Ross Williams Talks Inspiration, Motivation, Lessons In His Doc 'God Loves Uganda'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 10:06 AM
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