The National LGBT Federation presented a Dublin Pride Screening of God Loves Uganda
Venue: Irish Film Institute (IFI)
Date: Saturday 21st June
Time: 12 Noon
With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fuelling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the then 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, according to Williams, 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.
The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring individuals with direct experience of the Ugandan situation.