Remembering David Kato

Earlier this year, I blogged about Call Me Kuchu, a documentary about Uganda’s LGBT community:

Two documentary filmmakers traveled to Uganda last year to help tell the story of Uganda’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community — a community that is besieged by a hostile administration, media, and culture. Their film, Call Me Kuchu (“kuchu” is a slang term for Ugandan LGBTs), centers largely on David Kato, one of Uganda’s most outspoken LGBT activists.

The story behind the film shifted abruptly after Kato was murdered this January. The filmmakers returned to Kampala to document the impact of this loss; the resulting film both celebrates the courage of Kato and the LGBT community and mourns his death.

Filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall were interviewed for the New York Times in an article published today, the one year anniversary of David’s murder. The article included a highlights from CMK, focused on David’s life and work:

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