Call Me Kuchu

This Week at The Bloor: 8/16/13

This week at The Bloor: the powerful and distressing Call Me Kuchu looks at LGBT human rights abuses in Uganda (now more timely than ever given the current landscape in Russia that's eerily similar), and Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp takes a look at how a "street poisoned" criminal found catharsis in confessional writing to become one of the most vital African American literary voices in history.

Interview: Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Dork Shelf talks to filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall about their work on the documentary Call Me Kuchu where they look at efforts in Uganda tried to make homosexuality punishable by imprisonment and death and those who stood in opposition to the government. It's an incredibly story with a lot of parallels to what's currently happening in Russia.