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God Loves Uganda

Director - Roger Ross Williams
Run Time - 83 minutes
Language - English w/ English subtitles
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2013
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Africa, American Studies, Education, Cultural Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, HIV/AIDS, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, Religion

Institutional DVD Price: $395

With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating school and hospitals and promoting their ideas about sexuality identity and expression. The film follows politicians, young missionaries, and evangelical leaders, including Pastor Robert Kayanja, Pastor Martin Ssempa, Pastor Scott Lively, Lou Engle, and Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (winner of the 2012 Clinton Global Citizen Award) as they attempt the radical task of eliminating "sexual sin" and converting Ugandans to evangelical Christianity.

As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that promote them are winning over the Ugandan public.

Through interviews and hidden camera footage and with unprecedented access on the ground, 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 how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know and contemplating the repercussions of ideological colonialism in developing nations.

God Loves Uganda Discussion Guides available for download:

Discussion Guide
Discussion Guide for Christians
Discussion Guide: An Evangelical Christian Perspective

"Critic's Pick! A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans." - The New York Times

"Startling... Strong, head-shaking stuff." - Variety

"Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, 'God Loves Uganda' may be the most terrifying film of the year." - Sundance Film Festival

"An extraordinary, excellent film." - MSNBC