The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series returns on Tuesday 9/24 with a special screening of Academy Award-winning filmmaker and MFF alum Roger Ross Williams‘ GOD LOVES UGANDA at the MICA Brown Center at 7:00pm. Williams’ documentary short MUSIC BY PRUDENCE was screened within MFF 2010.
Following the screening of GOD LOVES UGANDA there will be a 10-minute interview between WYPR’s Tom Hall and Roger Ross Williams, followed by Q & A with the audience. Click here for podcasts of past Spotlight Series interviews.
Tuesday, September 24th
MICA Brown Center
1301 West Mt. Royal Avenue
$10/$5 students w ID/free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students
The feature-length documentary GOD LOVES UGANDA is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.
The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law.
GOD LOVES UGANDA premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18th, 2013 and has won numerous awards at film festivals so far. The film serves as a catalyst for change, through our upcoming international screening tour and social action campaign.
“Roger Ross Williams’s forceful polemic succeeds to a startling degree, rightly decrying the use of the gospel to incite homophobia, and allowing the most fervent interviewees to damn themselves with their own proselytizing words. It’s strong, head-shaking stuff…”