David Kato is regarded as the father of gay liberation in Uganda, one of the globe's most oppressive regimes when it comes to LGBT issues. The first Ugandan to openly declare his sexuality (he did so in a press conference in 1998, and was arrested shortly after), he was then 'named and shamed' in 2010 by a local magazine, which led directly to his brutal murder the following year. 'Call Me Kuchu' looks at Kato's life, and at the continuing human rights abuses suffered by gay and lesbian people living in Uganda. Receiving its UK Premiere at this year's East End Film Festival, this promises to be a devastating look at a truly ugly and ongoing problem.
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