Call Me Kuchu


Call Me Kuchu (2013)


Critic Consensus: Alternately horrific and uplifting, Call Me Kuchu exposes heinous systematic brutality with a clear eye and admirable precision.


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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers follow David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists as they work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers are prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to the its core and sends shock waves around the world. CALL ME KUCHU depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.

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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (13)

The film is impassioned and powerful but not frenzied, riling the viewers' emotions without giving in to them itself.

Oct 4, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Stirring, heartbreaking and thoroughly infuriating ...

Aug 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Both Senyonjo and Kato light up the screen.

Jun 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This alternately harrowing and inspirational doc puts a human face on the fight for gay rights in Uganda.

Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Horrific and uplifting ...

Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…
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I'll be surprised if any other movie this year affects me as much.

Jun 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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