OUTED: THE PAINFUL REALITY (feature film)
(Directed by Hassan Kamago and Isaac Matovu, Uganda, 2015)
Based on a true story, this film looks into the life of John Alex Kigozi, a.k.a. Vida, who is outed by a Ugandan tabloid as one of the “top homosexuals” in the country. Following the outing, Vida’s life turns from bad to worse, losing his job, his house and so much more. A searing story exposing the persecution and homophobia suffered by the LGBTiQ community in Ugandan society.
POLICE RAID ON PRIDE UGANDA 2016 (short documentary)
(Directors: Pepe Julian Onziema and Tim McCarthy, Uganda, 2016)
On 4 August 2016, Ugandan police raided an LGBTIQ beauty pageant which was one of the 2016 Pride Uganda events, arresting 25 people. One young man jumped in panic from the fourth floor of the building and broke his spine. This documentary reconstructs the events by talking to those who were present on the night.
Part of the Gaywise FESTival 2016, this screening represents a rare opportunity to engage with films about African LGBTiQ communities. The event includes community groups including the Out & Proud Diamond Group and two screenings. Doors open at 4:00 pm with screenings at 5:30pm and a second screening at 8:00pm (see separate event page for Short Films Programme). There will be ample opportunity for Q&A and discussion.