Human Rights Week: Call me Kuchu
In an unmarked office in Uganda, David Kato, the country's first openly gay man, labors to repeal his nation's homophobic laws and liberate his fellow 'kuchus.' But this is a formidable task: a new anti-homosexuality bill has emerged that proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. This film follows a year in David Kato's life as he battles homophobia and legal discrimination in Uganda, fighting tirelessly to save his fellow kuchus from oppression. One year into filming and just three weeks after a landmark legal victory, the unthinkable happens: David is brutally murdered in his home. His death sends shock waves around the world, and leaves Kampala's kuchus traumatized, seeking answers and guidance. Call Me Kuchu is at once David Kato's legacy and tribute, depicting the last year in the life of a courageous, intelligent, and steadfast man whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.