Tambay A. Benson of Shadow and Act is reporting that Call Me Kuchu, a documentary chronicling the life of human rights activist Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man and his three LGBT friends (“kuchus”) is coming to U.S. theaters. Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the film.

Benson reports:

“Over the course of two years, filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall documented the daily lives of the outspoken and inspiring Kato and his fellow “kuchus” as Uganda was emerging as a frontier in the battle for African LGBT rights. 

An alum of Film Independent’s Artist Development Program, “Call Me Kuchu” earned stellar reviews on the festival circuit, including winning both the Teddy Award (Best Documentary) and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, the Amnesty International’s Human Rights Award at the Durban Film Festival, and Best International Feature at Hot Docs 2012.”

“Call Me Kuchu” will be released theatrically in early 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV release.

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