As a Ugandan bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in the country mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. A powerful exposé of the twenty-first century crusade to recreate Uganda in the image of America’s Christian Right, God Loves Uganda reveals the conflict between greed and faith, ecstasy and egotism. The film follows evangelical leaders, politicians and missionaries in America and Uganda in their determination to eliminate “sexual sin” and convert Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams uses poignant interviews and hidden camera footage to create shocking portraits of radical evangelism juxtaposed against the tolerance espoused by those who campaign for equal rights and peace in the country. Horrifying and touching, it provides a rare record of the clash between zealous Midwestern missionaries and world-weary Ugandans.
Director: Roger Ross Williams
USA, 2013, 82 mins, English with some subtitles, 18
£6.50 full / £4.50 concessions