“God Loves Uganda”
The Evangelicals from America in Uganda
Although I have reviewed this before I think it is important to think about Uganda with the latest news that we have been getting from and question whether American evangelicals in Uganda might be partially, if not totally to blame for has happened.
“With God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the 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 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”.
“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
“Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“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
“One effective sequence after another carries the alarming sensation of ideological chaos without resorting to technical trickery.” – The Dissolvegods