ENCOUNTERS 2023: Out Of Uganda

Fri. Jun 30, 2023 at 6:30pm SAST
Price: R80.00
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Price: R80.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Celebrating its 25 year as a festival, Encounters returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 23 June - 2 July. Tickets are R80. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.


Out Of Uganda

Directed by Rolando Colla & Josef Burri | Switzerland | 2022 | 65 min

For those caught in the crosshairs of homophobic hatred in Uganda, there is no safe harbour, and, as Out of Uganda’s title sadly suggests, the only way for a queer person to be guaranteed their safety is to get out of the country. This moving documentary looks at the hardships and threats experienced by four Ugandan LGBT youth, three of whom, faced with continual harassment simply for being themselves, seek asylum in Switzerland, where they await the announcement of their fate by the slow-moving Swiss bureaucracy. As well as documenting the experiences of queer Ugandans and their families, the film also explores the role of evangelical Christianity in the spread of homophobia and the ways in which it weaponises media, government and social structures.

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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