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Outed: The Painful Reality

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015

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On 25th February 2014, based on no evidence, a Ugandan tabloid published names and photographs of the people they perceived to be the "Top homosexuals" in the country. This outing not only provoked widespread hate messages towards people perceived to be of LGBTQ orientation but also instigated widespread debate among the Ugandan society. Based on a true story, the film looks into the life of John Alex Kigozi aka Vida who appears on the front page of the tabloid despite the fact that he had never disclosed his sexuality to anyone. Following the outing, Vida's life turns woeful when he consequently loses his job, his house and so much more.

A film by Kamoga Hassan (aka Miracle)

Uganda, 2015, Feature narrative, 66 Min.

Cast: Agaba Jeffrey, Mutabazi Phillip, Ssenfuka.J.Warry, Nkooyoyo Brian



The film was made on a shoe-string budget of under 10 million Ugandan shillings (about US $3,400).
Source : http://76crimes.com/2015/06/02/uganda-film-on-lgbt-outings-heads-to-u-s-screening/

Directed by: Kamoga Hassan aka Miracle,
Screenplay: Matovu Isaac
Produced by Mayombwe Ivan.


TAGS
Africa, Africa (Sub Saharan), Harassment / murders, International pressure for LGBT rights, Positive steps, Uganda

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Am 25. Februar 2015 veröffentlicht eine ugandische Zeitung ohne Beweise Namen und Bilder von Personen, die als ‚Top-Homosexuelle‘ des Landes bezeichnet werden. Dieses Outing provoziert zahlreiche Hassnachrichten gegenüber Personen, die als LGBTI wahrgenommen wurden, und führt zu einer breiten Diskussion innerhalb der ugandischen Gesellschaft. Auf einer wahren Geschichte basierend, gibt der Film Einblicke in das Leben von John Alex Kigozi aka Vida, der auf der Titelseite der Zeitung erschien, ohne jemals mit jemandem über seine sexuelle Orientierung gesprochen zu haben. Durch das Outing verliert er nacheinander Job, Haus und vieles mehr, und sein Leben wird zu einer Qual.

Uganda 2015, [engl. OmU] 66 Min.

Regie: Kamoga Hassan (aka Miracle)

Film des Bayreuth Film Festival 2015
http://www.cineplex.de/bayreuth/filmreihe/cinema-africa/1556/

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