Cinedigm Acquires LGBT Film ‘Call Me Kuchu’

Cinedigm Acquires LGBT Film 'Call Me Kuchu'

Cinedigm plans to release the documentary early next year

Cinedigm has acquired domestic distribution rights to ‘Call me Kuchu,” a film that chronicles the lives of the first openly gay Ugandan man (David Kato) and three other LGBT Ugandans (“Kuchus”).

CInedigm’s Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a digital distribution company, plans a theatrical release in early 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD and V release.

Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, the film was born out of Film Independent’s development program.

Fairfax Wright and Zouhali-Worrall followed Kato and his fellow kuchus as Uganda transformed into a battleground for LGBT rights.

“’Call Me Kuchu’ is one of those rare films that tackles a controversial worldwide issue and then makes that very issue exceedingly personal and intense,” Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm Entertainment Group, said in a statement. “Viewers will come away profoundly moved. And, appropriately, angry.”