Roger Ross Williams’s forceful polemic succeeds to a startling degree, rightly decrying the use of the gospel to incite homophobia, and allowing the most fervent interviewees to damn themselves with their own proselytizing words. It’s strong, head-shaking stuff… – Variety
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
The feature-length documentary God Loves Uganda is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.
The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law.
God Loves Uganda premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18th, 2013 and has screened at over 50 American and international film festivals, winning numerous awards. The film serves as a catalyst for change, through our upcoming international screening tour and social action campaign.
Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams exposes the missionary movement in Uganda as an outgrowth of Africa’s colonialist past and a twenty-first century crusade to recreate a continent of people in the image and likeness of America’s most extreme fundamentalists.
More on the story of God Loves Uganda.
MAIN PEOPLE IN THE FILM
As God Loves Uganda explores the evangelical campaign to change African culture, the film focuses in on a range of people. Learn more about the main subjects.
The idea for God Loves Uganda was born while director Roger Ross Williams was in Africa shooting his Oscar winning film Music by Prudence.
“Almost every evangelical I met –American or Ugandan– was polite, agreeable, even charming. Yet I knew that if the bill passed, there would be blood on the streets of Kampala.”
More on Roger’s fascination with Africa and the story behind God Loves Uganda in his Director’s Statement.
ABOUT THE MAKERS
Learn more about the people behind GLU.