A battle rages in East Africa, where crosses replace guns and shouts of prayer roar louder than missiles. American evangelical Christians have chosen Uganda, with Africa’s youngest and most vulnerable population, as their ground zero in a battle for the soul of a continent. American missionaries and religious leaders are working with African pastors in a radical campaign to eradicate sin through the most extreme measures. The stakes are nothing less than life and death.
Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams exposes the missionary movement in Uganda as an outgrowth of Africa’s colonialist past and a twenty-first century crusade to recreate a continent of people in the image and likeness of America’s most extreme fundamentalists. Williams captures vérité footage so shocking that viewers may be squirming in their seats. Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, God Loves Uganda may be the most terrifying film of the year.
Dates and times
- 26 April – 6.00pm
- 27 April – 12.00pm
- 28 April – 8.45pm
Director: Roger Ross Williams
About the Director
Roger Ross Williams directed and produced Music by Prudence, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short subject, making him the first African American to win an Academy Award for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of nonfiction programming for major television networks and cable channels. Currently Williams has several projects in development, including a feature narrative film about the African-American Baptist church titled Black Sheep.
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