NYC Pride Week: Indie Filmmakers Cast LGBT Activism in Lead Role

SLAIN UGANDAN ACTIVIST DAVID KATO

SLAIN UGANDAN ACTIVIST DAVID KATO

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PJ Raval‘s new documentary, Before You Know It, addresses concerns facing the gay community’s aging population in America. Born This Way, by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann, follows the path taken by four young gay activists in Cameroon, where there are more arrests for homosexuality than any other country in the world.

SCENE FROM 'BORN THIS WAY'

SCENE FROM THE DOCUMENTARY  ‘BORN THIS WAY’

Another documentary, Call Me Kuchu, presents a compelling look at Ugandan activists fighting passage of that country’s pending 2009 anti-gay legislation amid extreme homophobia and hatred. David Kato, the first openly gay man there, shares many of his hopes and fears in the award-winning film directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall. Sadly, in Jan. 2011, he was bludgeoned to death in his home at 46.

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Films such as the above-mentioned and many others point to a dire need to heal what continues to ail the human condition, especially in light of the injustice and prejudices prevalent in society. Fortunately, compassion has no boundaries when given a chance to take root. And, there will always be more inspiring stories to share with the world.

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RETIREES FEATURED IN PJ RAVAL’S ‘BEFORE YOU KNOW IT’

Recommended:

Call Me Kuchu official trailer: http://youtu.be/tn2fwqrejhE

Before You Know It official trailer: http://youtu.be/6USE8Ph6Qgk

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project: http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/06/04/the-global-divide-on-homosexuality/

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