Call Me Kuchu Movie Reviews
User reviews on Call Me Kuchu
This was an amazing doc**entary and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film is very inspirational and it puts a human face on the fight for gay rights in Uganda where a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. The film is both horrific and uplifting and that is a hard balance to strike, therefore I applaud the makers of this film for achieving it. The film affected me deeply and I really doubt that any other film will be able to do what this film did to me. THe doc**entary has real heroes and real villains and the very best and the very worst of the human nature is captured in this film.
If ever a movie could bring down the proverbial house, this is it. This is the single best movie I have seen in years and I will never, ever forget it. It follows a year in the life of a man named Kuchu who lives in Uganda where gays don't just not have any rights, they are mandated to be treated as less than human by the draconian Ugandan social code and laws. The only thing I can say that everyone will take away from this movie is that it is shocking beyond the pale that any decent country could ever fathom that it's ok to treat any class of human being like this. The kinds of discrimination and persecution he faces is outright abominable - we don't even treat pedophiles with such harshness in America. I would hope that everyone will see this movie, regardless of what their beliefs on homosexuality are. Kuchu was a brave man, a hero, and deserves to be remembered.
In a word: STANDING OVATION (okay, that's two words). But seriously, for the life of me I cannot recall another movie I have ever seen that has affected me so much. And not just because this is a true story. The movie is so well-done and well-told that I defy anyone to watch it with an open mind and not be completely devastated by what happens to Kuchu. It is an absolute tragedy and an outrage that Kuchu meets the fate that he does in the film (and in real life) and it is beyond the pale that we live in 2013 and this kind of discrimination is still allowed to happen in so-called "civilized" societies. This movie is not just about gays, but about all humans and the dignity that is innate in all human beings. This is a very important piece of filmmaking, right up there with Schindler's List and Bowling For Columbine. Definitely not to be missed under ANY circ**stances!
Wow, this movie was beyond anything I was expecting it to be. I really get bored with doc**entaries most of the time - hey, I like my superhero flicks - but this movie got me like no other I've seen in my whole life. It's a terrifying and sad look at what the first openly gay man in Uganda has to go through to fight for his right just to live, never mind other kinds of legal discrimination that make him a second class citizen. Actually, even calling him second class is too good for what the Ugandan population thinks of gays. They basically treat gays like non-humans and even worse than animals. It's really shocking to witness what he has to go through in the year that the movie follows his life. I wouldn't wish this kind of treatment on even my worst enemy, but I do think that the people who will benefit the most from this story are those who still think that there's something wrong with being gay.