God Loves Uganda Reviews
Secondly our cultures in Uganda DO NOT allow nor do they accept homosexuality , so Americans please respect out cultural moral values and stop implementing your wrongful ways of homosexuality in our land to push forward your political agendas while threatening to stop sending aid or international relations.
As a christian according to the bible it clearly states in Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
So what message are you preaching you so-called evangelists?
Please respect our decisions. No African comes to America to force our cultures on them. I am so upset with this documentary that stains Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
I found particularly intriguing the segments of earnest young evangelicals proselytizing to bemused Ugandans who don't seem to have any idea what these white kids are about and appear to just want them to be done and go away. When engaging street vendors, it's pretty obvious that the Ugandans are kept in the engagement economically because the kids are buying things from them and may buy more. We don't see what keeps the Ugandans engaged with the young missionaries when they are visited at their homes but I imagine that they are probably putting up with these kids because they also bring some sort of actual benefit in the form of goods or services.
The one disappointing flaw in the movie is the manner in which the International House of Prayer is introduced; beginning with a series of shots of run down or abandoned Kansas City storefronts bearing signs likely to elicit negative reactions in the movie's target audience and then moving directly from those disgust-inducing images, directly to IHOP, carrying over the elicited response to the new target. It's the same sort of disgust-induced morality ploy displayed later in the movie when a Ugandan politician uses images of gay men engaged in unusual and messy acts to elicit a visceral response against homosexuality from his audience. Williams isn't nearly as heavy handed, but it's the same technique.
Other than that, though, very well done.
In Uganda, I have no doubt that many of the missionaries who have gone over are the same, well intentioned, kind people, but when Uganda comes out with legislation like the 'Kill the Gays', questions do need to be asked.
Director Roger Ross Williams points the finger directly at these missionaries, for sowing the seeds of homophobia, which have now manifested itself in such hatred and violence.
The missionaries are not directly to blame, no question, but at times the west needs to accept that some of our neo colonialist policies in these regions, can have serious repercussions.
God Loves Uganda has won the following awards:
Full Frame Inspiration Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Dallas International Film Festival
Best Feature Length Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival
Audience Award Documentary at the Mountain Film Festival
Best Overall Documentary at the DocuWest Film Festival
Sheffield Youth Jury Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest
Grand Jury Pink Peach Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival
Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival