Call Me Kuchu | NEXT @ Documentary Mondays

Cea de-a treia proiecție organizată ca warm-up al festivalului One World Romania de anul acesta, care va avea loc între 17 și 23 martie în București, este în colaborare cu Asociația Accept, în cadrul Lunii Istoriei LGBT.

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Call Me Kuchu | regia: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | SUA, 2012, 87′

„Drepturile omului nu inseamna drepturile homosexualilor. In special in Uganda”, e de parere un editor de tabloid ugandez. In Uganda homosexualii si lesbienele sunt cunoscuți sub numele de „kuchus”. Partial cu radacini in legile britanice anti-sodomie si in contextul social mai recent, unde accesul redus la medicamente antivirale al unei parți din poputația seropozitiva a tarii a creat propriul set de fracturi sociale, ura ugandezilor fata de homosexuali a fost continuu alimentata nu numai de lideri politici si religiosi, ci si de presa tabloida. In timp ce preotii crestini ii numesc pe homosexuali violatori, iar politicienii intocmesc o lege care ameninta cu inchisoarea pe cetatenii care nu raporteaza despre homosexuali in 24 de ore, tabloidele sunt oricand pregatite sa ia parte la jocurile criminale ale altora prin publicarea fotografiilor si adreselor celor suspectați a fi homosexuali. In cele din urma, ceea ce era de neconceput, se intampla: David Kato, primul activist gay declarat al drepturilor civile este ucis in mod brutal in casa sa, in ianuarie 2011, in timp ce filmarile la film se aflau la jumatate.

Spune-mi Kuchu documenteaza evenimentele care au dus la acel deznodamant violent, ascultandu-i si pe activistii gay, dar si pe cei care ii acuza, reusind astfel o abordare echilibrata a unei probleme care continua sa divizeze tara. Filmul mai are rolul de a reaminti ca drepturile homosexualilor raman o problema internationala, nu doar africana. Astazi nimeni nu poate actiona pornind de la premiza ca actele condamnabile comise intr-o tara vor ramane neauzite si nepedepsite la nivel international.

Subtitrare în limba engleză.

Intrarea este liberă. Eveniment facebook Call Me Kuchu.
Un eveniment susținut de Staropramen.

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“Human rights do not mean gay rights. Especially in Uganda,” believes an Ugandan tabloid editor. In Uganda, gay men and women are known as “kuchus”. With roots partly in the British colonial anti-sodomy laws and in the more recent social context, where the scarce access to retro-viral drugs by only a fraction of the country’s HIV-positive has created its own set of social fractures, Ugandans’ hatred against homosexuals has been continuously fueled not only by political and religious leaders but also by the tabloid press. While the Christian preachers denounce gay people as rapists and the politicians draft a bill threatening to imprison those citizens who fail to report gay people within 24 hours, tabloids are always ready to take part in the others’ murderous games by printing the photos and the addresses of those suspect of being homosexuals. In the end, the unthinkable happens: David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay civil rights activist is brutally murdered in his home in January 2011, while the filming is mid-through.

Call Me Kuchu chronicles the events leading to that violent denouement, by listening both to the gay activists and to those persecuting them, by that providing a balanced approach to an issue that continues to divide the country. On another level, the film acts as a reminder that gay rights remain an international, not just an African issue, and that the international community is not passive. Today, nobody can act under the assumption that reprehensible acts committed in any country, will remain unheard of and unpunished at an international level. “The world is no longer what it used to be, where there was no communication. […]. We should not pretend that we are just an island to ourselves”.

English subtitle. Free admission.

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