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.”