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Four LGBT Ugandans fight for justice and freedom on the frontlines of Africa's gay rights movement.
Four LGBT Ugandans fight for justice and freedom on the frontlines of Africa's gay rights movement.
247 backers pledged $11,969 to help bring this project to life.

New Kickstarter project for new film from Malika, one of the directors of Call Me Kuchu

Hi there!

Malika here - one of the directors of Call Me Kuchu. I just wanted to share a quick note to let you know that I currently have a Kickstarter project running for my most recent documentary, Thank You For Playing. Given your generous support of Call Me Kuchu in the past, I thought you might be interested in this new film, which tells the story of Ryan Green, a video game developer who built an unusual and beautiful video game about his terminally-ill young son Joel. You may have heard about the game already - That Dragon, Cancer was released in January and is currently one of the most critically-acclaimed games of 2016! As for our film, it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and has since been touring festivals worldwide to a great response!

We're now raising funds to bring Thank You For Playing to audiences in theaters, hospitals, churches and other organizations across the country. Check out the project page for more info here: We have some great rewards in exchange for your pledge, from a digital download of the film, to tickets to see the film in the theater, to posters and copies of the video game.

Any and all support you can provide would be huge, even if it's just a case of helping us spread the word by sharing this Kickstarter link ( on Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks so much!

Now available to watch at home!

It's been quite a journey the last few years -- and now the remarkable story of David Kato and his fellow kuchus is finally available to watch in households across the United States. As always, we wish David were here to share this moment with us - he would surely have been thrilled.

You can find Call Me Kuchu on DVD, iTunes, Amazon and Video On Demand in the U.S. (And never fear, we haven't forgotten those of you who requested a DVD reward: your DVD is on its way!) The DVD, available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, comes complete with five deleted scenes - including rare access to the Swedish asylum process of one of the activists we follow in the film, and a wonderful short piece that follows the inimitable Bishop Christopher Senyonjo during his first visit to San Francisco Pride!

In addition to the DVD and digital download, you can also watch Call Me Kuchu on demand on Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, DirecTV, Echostar, Cablevision, Verizon, TVN, Charter, and AT&T (check your local listings for more info).

KNOW PEOPLE WHO SHOULD SEE THIS FILM? HELP US SPREAD THE WORD. None of this is possible without your support, so if you liked the film, here are a few easy steps you can take to help us share David's story far and wide: 

 1. Tell your friends! Click here to tell your friends on Twitter, here to share the eflyer on Facebook, or here to share our trailer on Facebook! 

 2. Tell Netflix there's an audience for this film! Add Call Me Kuchu to your queue by clicking here.

WANT TO USE THE FILM AS A FUNDRAISING TOOL? If you're part of an organization or a congregation that might be interested in using the film as a fundraising tool, our distributor Cinedigm has a really neat affiliate program: add a DVD purchase link to your website and 10% of the retail price will go to your organization! (More info on that here.) Cinedigm also offers wholesale DVD discounts - so if you're interested in buying Call Me Kuchu DVDs in bulk to sell at fundraisers for your organization, email Jennifer Davies at

NOT IN THE U.S. BUT WANT TO SEE THE FILM? The Region 2 DVD (which should work in Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Greenland) is now available to buy for personal use from And for those of you in the U.K. & Ireland, it's also available on iTunes here.

WANT TO HOST A SCREENING? And if you'd like to host a screening of Call Me Kuchu anywhere in the world, you can find out more about how to do that here.

DONATE: Finally, don't forget to check out our Take Action page at to find out how you can support the third annual David Kato Vision & Voice Award.

That's all for now, and we'll probably keep our Kickstarter updates to a minimum, so for more regular missives, sign up to our mailing list here.

We're thrilled that the film has come this far - thanks as always for all your support!

A luta continua!

Malika & Katherine x

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Call Me Kuchu opens this month in NYC and LA!

It's official! We're thrilled to announce that Call Me Kuchu will be released this month by Cinedigm, opening in theaters in New York on June 14, and in Los Angeles on June 21, with more cities to follow. We'll be joined by activists from the film for some of the post-screening Q&As - so check out for the Q&A schedule and ticket info as it becomes available, or sign up to our mailing list for regular updates. 


Call Me Kuchu may have a distributor, but we're still an independent documentary film competing with the summer blockbusters. We don't have billboards up or ads on TV, but we do have YOU - a grassroots network of friends, allies and supporters. So, as always, anything you can do to help us get the word out to folks in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere would be a huge help: click here to share the eflyer on Facebook, and here to share the dates with your friends on Twitter, or just use good ol' word of mouth to tell the people around you! And don't forget you can always find the latest worldwide screenings information on our website at


Check out our Take Action page at to find out how you can support Uganda Pride (the second one in history!) this August, as well as the activists in the film and the Call Me Kuchu community screenings program.

That's all for now, and we'll probably keep our Kickstarter updates to a minimum, so for more regular missives, sign up to our mailing list here.

Thanks as always for all your incredible support - we couldn't have done this without you all. And see you in the theaters!

A luta continua!
Malika & Katherine

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On the anniversary of David Kato's death, CALL ME KUCHU shares his story with the world

Dear backers,

Today, January 26th, marks one year since David Kato's murder. David was a good friend to both of us - a result in part of the time we spent throughout 2010 filming his work to combat both the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and the gay-bashing Ugandan newspaper The Rolling Stone. To commemorate his life and our memories of him, we made a short film for The New York Times, which you can watch here

As we work to complete CALL ME KUCHU in time for its world premiere in Berlin, we've launched a second Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help us raise some last minute funds to finish the film AND to bring a member of the kuchu community to engage directly with the audience at the premiere (thereby kicking off our outreach campaign) and to finally see the film on the big screen.

Of course, we haven't forgotten about the DVDs, private screenings and the like that are still due - all of which will be honored later this year. In the meantime, anything you can do to help us spread the word about this new campaign -- including linking to it on your Facebook profile and Twitter feed -- would be a HUGE help! (And should you want to contribute again, we have an exclusive reward level just for repeat backers).

This will probably be the last time we get in touch through this Kickstarter campaign, but if you'd like to keep hearing about our progress, signup to our mailing list, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

And THANKS: we couldn't have done this without you!

Malika & Katy

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Call Me Kuchu World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival!

Dear backers,

We are incredibly excited to inform you that Call Me Kuchu has been invited to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, February 11th!!! Check out the press release in all it's glory here.

None of this, of course, would have been possible without the generosity of all of you folks who believed enough in this film to contribute to our campaign nearly nine months ago, and in so doing helped us cover crucial expenses, from harddrives to translating our footage to filming Uganda's human rights review at the United Nations in Geneva.

We have a frenzied few weeks ahead of us, but there will be more news to share in the coming days, so we'll definitely keep you updated on our progress. And if any of you happen to be in Berlin, please do get in touch - we'd love to see you there!

As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or email:

Oodles of gratitude,

Malika & Katy