Film screening

Call Me Kuchu

Film screening at the National Museum

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  • Location: Nasjonalmuseet – Auditoriet
  • Organiser: 

    The National Museum

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The documentary film Call Me Kuchu (2012) gives a unique insight into how it is to live as queer in a country where homophobia is common. After the film there will be a short conversation about the topic of the movie.

The film will be screenes in the auditorium of the new National Museum at Brynjulf Bulls plass.

Call Me Kuchu is shot in Uganda, where we meet the activist David Kato fighting against a new bill that might give homosexuals death penalty. The film illustrates how widespread homophobia is in Uganda and how the very negative attitudes toward gay, lesbian, bi and transsexuals, so-called "kuchus", is present in the media. Parts of the film is recorded in Uganda's first lesbian club, Sappho Islands.

The screening is part of the programme around the exhibition Coming into Community. In the exhibition the Swedish art and architecture collective MYCKET have drawn inspiration from queer night clubs, amongs other creating a tribute to Sappho Island. Coming into Community is part of Queer cultural year 2022.

Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Duration: 1 t 25 min
Language: English