God Loves Uganda Directed
Roger Ross Williams USA / 2013 / 83 minutes
In Swahili and English
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SYNOPSIS: God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.
The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
Offering a portrait of Lou Engle, creator of The Call, a public event that brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin, God Loves Uganda records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandan.
Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams directing his feature debut; provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef.
Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.
Roger Ross Williams directed and produced Music by Prudence, winner of the 2010 Academy Award® for documentary short subject. He is the first African American to win an Oscar® for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of non-fiction programming for major television networks and cable channels. Williams has won numerous awards for his work. 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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