God Loves Uganda screens with On Suffocation.
God Loves Uganda - Last year’s documentary spotlight and Jury Award Winner CALL ME KUCHU forged an unforgettable account of gay activist David Kato and the courageous fight for LGBT rights in Uganda. GOD LOVES UGANDA, an exemplary documentary in its own right, contributes greatly to a further understanding of the dire situation in this African country. Keenly focused on the influx of virulently antigay American missionaries into Uganda, this Sundance Film Festival favorite shows how self-righteous ministers, who are largely discredited abroad, have taken hold of the nation’s imagination, spreading their hateful messages and inducing politicians to put forward the country’s infamous “kill the gays” legislation. Galvanizing and maddening, GOD LOVES UGANDA also contains moments of dark humor, supplied by the missionaries’ laughably absurd logic, as well as hints of optimism, largely inspired by the unbelievable bravery of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo who has taken up the cause of LGBT rights in Uganda against seemingly insurmountable odds.
On Suffocation - When the system becomes more important than human life.
About Polari Film Festival:
Polari Film Festival Program entertains our community through the exhibition and support of the best in recent LGBTQIA international, national, and regional films. The festival showcases features and shorts, in addition to mainstream, and avant-garde films. Festival events connect members of the community. Symposia and panels explore current political and social trends; and increasingly the festival serves as a venue for first-time filmmakers. Special shorts programs have focused on the issues faced by LGBTQI youth, immigration of LGBTQI people, gender identity and expression, adoption, marriage, military service, religion, racial identity, cultural issues, and hate crimes against LGBTQI-identified people.
The Polari Film Festival takes place this October 16–20, 2013 at local theaters in Austin, Texas. The festival features innovative programming expressing a continued dedication to inclusivity.
During the 5 days of the Film Festival over a hundred narrative, documentary, experimental and digital media works will screen. The selections are chosen from hundreds of submissions from all over the world, resulting in a juried and awarded program that is approximately 30% international.
For more info: http://www.polarifest.com