Shortlisted for the 2014 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award!
“NYT CRITICS PICK! A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“An eye-opening, often-infuriating new documentary.” – AA Dowd, Onion AV Club
“Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, God Loves Uganda may be the most terrifying film of the year.” – David Courier, Sundance Film Festival
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality in this powerful, enlightening and shocking exposé. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren't coming from Africa, they're being imported from some of America's largest mega-churches. Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the "front lines in a battle for billions of souls" to explain their positions in their own words. (Dir. by Roger Ross Williams, 2013, 83 mins., Not Rated, Variance Films) Digital