Human Rights and the Visual. Screening of "Call Me Kuchu"

Friday 28 Jun 2024, 16:00 - 18:30
Spoken Language
Sanders Building
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 “Human Rights and the Visual” is a new series of documentary screenings aimed at investigating how human rights are perceived and experienced on the ground by means of Visual Arts. After the successful screening of the documentary “Broken. A Palestinian Journey through International Law”(2018), the series follows on with a special edition screening in the context of Pride month, the documentary “Call Me Kuchu”(2012).  

“Call Me Kuchu”(2012) is a powerful and moving film that sheds light on the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda. The documentary follows the story of David Kato, a LGBTQ+ rights activist, and his fellow activists as they fight against the oppressive and discriminatory laws and attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in their country. The film provides an intimate and raw look at the daily experiences and challenges and dangers faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in Uganda, as well as the relentless determination and courage of those who are striving for equality and justice. It is a story of oppression and resistance which we invite you to witness and discuss together. The screening will be followed by a panel led by Masuma Shahid, Tegan Snyman, and Amr Marzouk and a Q&A with the audience.   

Come to learn, reflect, and discuss - together!   

Visual Arts are a prime site for interpreting and articulating the human and social interactions that constitute the 'law' and its implementation. As such, they (can) serve as an immediate and effective tool to depict, unveil, and expose power dynamics in societal interactions; how the ‘law’ includes and excludes, what facts of life are made legal or illegal. Visuality serves as a rigorous tool for critiquing and expressing societal demands for justice, and advocate for change, across many different fields, from humanitarian to investment law. Stay tuned for the next screenings! 

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