September 2012, distribution news

"Call me Kuchu"

by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright, opens: September, 26; accompanied by the 'Cinema fairbindet'-Roadshow, September 18 til December 18

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda’s first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. This years winner of the "Cinema fairbindet" Award will be touring through German cinemas from September 18th until the end of December as part of the "Cinema fairbindet" roadshow. The list of participating cinemas can be found below together with the date of the screening(s). Please see the homepage of your particular cinema for more information.

Read more and watch the trailer: callmekuchu.com/

For screenings in 2013 please check our German webpage.

Roadshow Screenings

18.09., Woki Filmpalast, Bonn, 8pm, – Road Show Opening Event attended by State Secretary Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz and the directors

19.-26.09., Mal Seh’n, Frankfurt a.M., 19.09. at 8pm special screening attended by the directors, 20.-26.9. regular screenings daily at 6pm

19.+25.09., Kinemathek Karlsruhe, 19.09. at 7pm special screening attended by the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda in cooperation with amnesty International and the gay-lesbian film days Karlsruhe; 25.09. screening at 7pm

20.-26.09., Abaton Kino, Hamburg, 20.09. at 8pm special screening attended by the directors, 21.-26.9. regular screenings daily

20.-26.09., Eiszeitkino, Berlin, 21.09. at 7pm special screening attended by the directors, on the other days regular daily screenings

25.09., Kino im U, Dortmund, 8pm special screening attended by the directors

27.09., Kino im Andreasstadel, Regensburg, 8.30pm special screening attended by the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda
19.-24.10. daily screenings

13.10., queerfilm Festival Bremen at City 46, 6pm screening attended by Eric Bwire, activist from Uganda, and Claudia Körner, ethnologist with focus on Africa/LGBT for Amnesty International

14.10., Filmhaus Nürnberg, 5pm screening with special guests                              18.-24.10. daily screenings

16.10., Filmpalette Köln in cooperation with "homochrom", 9pm discussion with Martin Wolkner (homochrom e.V.) and Klaus Jetz (Lesben- und Schwulenverband LSVD) about the human rights situation in Africa

24.10., Kommunales Kino Weiterstadt

26.10., Perlen Queer Film Festival Hannover im Kino im Künstlerhaus Hannover, 6pm special screening attended by the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda

29.10., LUX Kino am Zoo, Halle, 8pm

02.11., Cine K, Oldenburg, 8.15pm special screening attended by a journalist  and activist from Uganda

04.11., 14. Queerstreifen at Cinema Münster, 3.30pm special screening attended by the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda

11.11., Apollo, Aachen
03.12. additional screening, 10.30pm

13.11., Zebra Kino, Konstanz, 8pm, in cooperation with QUEERAMNESTY Switzerland, followed by a discussion with members of QUEERAMNESTY

14.11., Universum Filmtheater, Braunschweig, 7pm attended by the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda

20.11., Kino achteinhalb, Saarbrücken, screening within the African Film days Saarbrücken

20.11., Kommunales Kino Pforzheim, 6.30pm special screening attended by an activist from Uganda

26.11., Caligari FilmBühne, Wiesbaden, 8pm screening in cooperation with Homonale film festival, Wiesbaden. Followed by a discussion with Joachim Schulte, Homonale, and Ernst Szebedits, member of the Cinema fairbindet Jury and executive of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden

28.11., Cinema Quadrat e.V., Mannheim, 7.30pm, screening followed by a discussion with Margret Göth, Plus e.V., and Rapper Chaoze One

03.12., Cinémathèque Leipzig at Nato, 7.30pm, screening in presence of the journalist Kerstin Kilanowski and an activist from Uganda
05.12. screening only, 10pm

18.12. Karlstorkino, Heidelberg, 5.30pm official closing event in presence of BM Dirk Niebel / BMZ

The release and tour of the film are supported by the "Cinema fairbindet" award, donated by the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

The project 'Cinema fairbindet' is organized by the
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

In cooperation with: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD), DW-Akademie

Media partner: Queer.de

The film has been certified by the German Board of Film Classification (FSK) as suitable for persons six years or older.

Download pdf file here

CALL ME KUCHU
Land / Year: Uganda/USA 2012, Length: 90 Min., Format: (shot on HDCAM) DCP and Blu-ray, Languages: English and Luganda, Version: Org. with German subtitles / Directors: Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright, Camera: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Second Camera: Samuel Benjamin H. Allen-Falconi, Editor: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Music: Jonny Mandabach, Producer: Malika Zouhali-Worrall, with David Kato Kisule, Naome Ruzindana, Stosh Mugisha, Giles Muhame, John "Long Jones" Abdallah Wambere, Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, Frank Mugisha, Member of Parliament David Bahati, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, Onyango John Francis