PRAISE FOR THE FILM

“A scary but inspiring film with real heroes and villains.” [Read more]

- Stephen Holden, The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)

 
“Feels like PARIS IS BURNING by way of THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS.” [Read more]

- Anthony Kaufman, The Village Voice

 
A “Major Threat” to the five frontrunners for the Best Documentary Academy Award. [Read more]

- Scott Feinberg, The Race, The Hollywood Reporter

 
“[One of three documentaries so far that] have the best shot at Oscar nominations.” [Read more]

- Steve Pond, The Wrap

 
“Chilling… Hits like a series of shock waves.” [Read more]

- Betsy Sharkey, The LA Times

 
“Harrowing and inspirational” [Read more]

- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

 
“Impassioned and powerful.”

– Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly

 
“Horrific and uplifting, [an] excellent documentary.” [Read more]

– Ella Taylor, National Public Radio

 
“Heart-wrenching and inspiring.” [Read more]

- LA Weekly

 
“The hardest work is done by local activists like those you will see in this film. To them I want to say: You are an inspiration to me… I am proud to join in this great human rights cause.” [Read more]

- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 
“I was weeping in gratitude, to the filmmakers and to David Kato and his friends, for giving us such a gift of truth and hope.” [Read more]

– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon – Pick of the Week

 
“What makes Kuchu work as taut agitprop, and ultimately to devastating emotional effect, is that Wright and Zouhali-Worrall allow the enormity of the film’s political concerns to be telegraphed through the stories, experiences, and astute analysis of ordinary queer folk and their hetero allies.” [Read more]

– Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice

 
“Simply one of 2013′s best films, documentary or not.” [Read more]

– Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

 
“A stirring, heartbreaking and thoroughly infuriating account of David Kato’s struggle.” [Read more]

– The Globe and Mail

 
“Even the shock of [certain events in the film] cannot eclipse the inspirational power of this portrait of a courageous LGBT community partying, organizing, laughing and weeping as it fights for its life.” [Read more]

– NOW Magazine

 
“Shocking, moving, enthralling and enraging.” ★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]
– Time Out

 

“Heartbreaking and inspiring.” [Read more]

– Elizabeth Weitzman, The New York Daily News

 
“Impressive and on the mark.” [Read more]

- Variety

 
★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]

- The Financial Times

 
“Call Me Kuchu leaves you flabbergasted.” ★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]

- The Times of London

 
“A moving documentary.” [Read more]

- The Economist

 
“The film-makers have turned what could have been a detached news report into a moving human tragedy.” ★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]

- The Guardian

 
“Miraculous… Some of the most compelling drama of the year.” [Read more]

- Hollywood.com

 
“A gripping account of unbelievably bold LGBTI activists in Uganda… An in-depth journey filled with paradox and hypocrisy, with uplifting moments and eye-opening surprises.” [Read more]

- Filmmaker Magazine

 
“As angry and unflinching a piece of documentary filmmaking as you’ll see this year.”
★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]

- Empire Magazine

 
“A terrifying wake-up call for anyone with even a passing interest in basic human rights.”
★ ★ ★ ★ [Read more]

- The Irish Times

 
“An urgent story, intelligently and poignantly rendered, honoring the life and courageous example of an everyday hero while exposing shocking human rights violations. Its message resonates globally and issues a call to action.” [Read more]

- The Teddy Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2012

 
“The team that created CALL ME KUCHU connects the dots of the issues perfectly, enabling the audience to see how personal struggles are inextricably linked to global struggles.” [Read more]

– IndieWire / The Mic Movement

 
NEW YORK TIMES OPDOC

THEY WILL SAY WE ARE NOT HERE
The New York Times, January 25, 2012
The filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall explore the motivations, sorrows and dreams of the slain gay rights activist David Kato. Watch the short film and read the article

 

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