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|God Loves Uganda|
|Date||Saturday November 02|
|Time||6:45 PM - 8:45 PM|
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|3117 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103|
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. GOD LOVES UGANDA is a Variances Films release, runs for 83 minutes, is in English and Swahili with English subtitles, and is not yet MPAA rated.
With GOD LOVES UGANDA, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (MUSIC BY PRUDENCE) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren’t coming from Africa; they’re being imported from some of America’s largest megachurches. Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the “front lines in a battle for billions of souls” to explain their positions in their own words. Shocking and enlightening, touching and horrifying, GOD LOVES UGANDA will leave you questioning just how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know.
GOD LOVES UGANDA premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to premiere at numerous other film festivals including the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival.
About Director Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams directed and produced MUSIC BY PRUDENCE, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short subject. He is the first African American to win an Oscar for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of non-fiction programming for major television networks and cable channels and has won numerous awards for his work. Currently, Williams has several projects in development, including a feature narrative film about the African American Baptist church titled BLACK SHEEP.