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‘God Loves Uganda’ Premieres On PBS’ ‘Independent Lens’ Monday May 19

‘God Loves Uganda’ Premieres On PBS’ ‘Independent Lens’ Monday May 19

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams’ powerful and disturbing
documentary God Love Uganda makes
its American television premiere on the PBS
documentary series Independent Lens
on Monday May 19th.

As Tambay
said in his review of the film almost a year and half ago, it “casts
a critical eye on the presence and growing influence of evangelical
Christianity on the African continent (and)  focuses on Uganda in particular, where local
religious leaders fueled by Kansas’s International House of Prayer tirelessly
work towards promoting legislation that could threaten the lives of LGBT
Ugandans.

And he
also said that it is an “emotionally overwhelming film. Exploring
the intersection between race, class, and religion, it does well in tackling
the little-discussed issue of LGBT rights in Africa. It’s impossible not to
view the situation Williams displays through the prism of racism and new
colonialism.
.”

I couldn’t
agree more, and so will you when you see it. However please remember to check
your local listings for when the film will be broadcast, since most PBS stations operate their own programming schedules.

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