Call Me Kuchu documentary film screening & panel discussion

Dartmouth Events

Call Me Kuchu documentary film screening & panel discussion

Award-winning film Call Me Kuchu explores the struggles of Uganda's LGBT community. Panel discussion follows featuring Ugandan activists and scholars who have written on the topic.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films, Lectures & Seminars

Call Me Kuchu is an award-winning 2012 American documentary directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. The film explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, focusing in part on the 2011 murder of LGBT activist David Kato.

A panel discussion will follow. Panelists include Victor Mukasa, a Ugandan transgender activist; Judith Adong, an acclaimed Ugandan playwright and filmmaker; Jeff Sharlet, the Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth who has written about the American roots of Uganda’s anti-gay persecutions; and Melissa Minor Peters, whose dissertation is the only ethnography to date that focuses on LGBT people in Uganda. The panel will be moderated by Dartmouth Theater professor Laura Edmondson, whose work focuses on human rights, trauma and performance in East Africa.

This event is cosponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program; the Associate Dean of the Arts & Humanities; the Associate Dean of International and Interdisciplinary Studies; The Dickey Center for International Understanding; the Department of English; the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth; and VOICES: the Dartmouth Theater Visiting Artist Program.


For more information, contact:
Adrienne Clay

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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