Wednesday 28 November 2012
18:30 - 20:30
New Theatre, East Building
"Call Me Kuchu": homophobia in Uganda
LSE Arts and Africa Talks film screening
Please note the change to the advertised start time in the events leaflet- this event will start at 6.30pm.
The film tells the story of the life and death of David Kato, a Ugandan gay rights campaigner who was killed in 2011 at a time when a bill to make homosexuality punishable by death was pending in the Ugandan parliament.
Following the film, a panel discussion will consider the issue of homophobia in Africa in the context of the moral scramble for Africa currently being waged by the Christian fundamentalists and human rights lobbies.
Beau Hopkins is a British playwright and author of the controversial play The River and the Mountain, which led to the arrest of the producer when performed in Kampala in August 2012.
Rahul Rao is lecturer in Politics at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and specialist in International Security, Comparative Political Thought, and Queer Politics.