God Loves Uganda is a feature-length documentary about the influence of U.S.-based evangelical Christian missionaries who whip up anti-gay fervor in Africa. Uganda’s parliament is still considering a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill that, even though the death penalty has been removed from it, would be one of the most punitive anti-gay measures in the world.
The ties that God Loves Uganda shows between religious extremists in the USA and the virulent homophobia in Uganda is eery and disturbing. The film premiered at Sundance in 2013. Director Roger Ross Williams visited Out in the Bay to discuss his filmmaking journeys to Africa and Missouri to make God Loves Uganda, and played film clips too.
This interview was broadcast live Oct. 31, 2013. You can learn more about God Loves Uganda and see the trailer here, and learn more about director Roger Ross Williams, the first African American to win an Oscar for directing and producing, here.