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Juried Award:Best Documentary
 
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Mon 12:00 PM Varsity 1 RUSH
Synopsis
Playing with ...
 
Documentary
90 minutes
2013
Director(s): Roger Ross Williams
USA
Fri 3:00 PM Varsity 1
Sat 3:00 PM Armory
Mon 12:00 PM Varsity 1 RUSH
Synopsis
Uganda is the number-one destination in the world for American Christian missionaries. God Loves Uganda explores their influence from one extreme to the other — from building schools and hospitals, to promoting dangerous religious bigotry. As an American-influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death gains widespread support, tensions mount in Uganda, and a murderous atmosphere takes hold.

God Loves Uganda gives viewers unprecedented access to people at the center of the controversy, including a preacher who whips his congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric, enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries who clash with world-weary Ugandans, and a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before his murder. Conflicting motives are revealed — of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism — among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders, and other foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as ground zero in a battle for billions of souls. [mature, subtitles]
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