Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Stars: David Kato, Christopher Senyonjo
In Uganda, a few years ago a new bill was presented to make homosexuality punishable by death. Even if you knew of someone that was homosexual, and you did not report them, you could serve three years in jail. David Kato was the first openly gay person in Uganda. Kato, along with other activists, worked hard to keeping this bill turning into law. They were working against the clock to make change and to save their lives. This was their story.
Living in the United States, we do not think about how bad life is for LGBT people, but with watching this documentary you get to discover stories from another country. These people are fighting for their lives period. They are not worried about who is going to make my cake for my wedding or marriage tax breaks. Watching and listening to these people's stories should put perspective on how far the LGBT community worldwide has to go to receive equal human rights.
The people that are showcased in this documentary are some of the bravest that I have seen. They are risking their own lives to tell their own story about how their government and people treat them. They are sending their message out into the world to hopefully receive help, prayers and to educated others.
This is a heartfelt and heart breaking documentary about gay people not living but surviving in Uganda. I do recommend watching this. It is sad that in so many parts of the world people have to live in fear for their lives. Enjoy.
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