By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 14, 2013 at 11:25AM
Second - Last fall, Cinedigm Entertainment Group acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Call Me Kuchu - the powerful and moving film that documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans), culminating in a brutal and senseless murder that sent shock waves throughout the world.
Over the course of two years, filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall documented the daily lives of the outspoken and inspiring Kato and his fellow “kuchus” as Uganda was emerging as a frontier in the battle for African LGBT rights.
Cinedigm opens the acclaimed film today, Friday, June 14, which will be followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV releases.
An alum of Film Independent’s Artist Development Program, Call Me Kuchu earned stellar reviews on the festival circuit.
Our own Nijla Mumin who saw the film for S&A last year, called it: “A memorable, important work that will hopefully serve as required viewing for continued conversation around human rights issues.”
Call Me Kuchu is directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and produced by Zouhali-Worrall, with support from Film Independent’s inaugural Documentary Lab, as well as Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund and Cinereach.
A trailer and poster for the film are embedded below: