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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The very best — and, alas, the very worst — of human nature is captured in this heartbreaking and inspiring documentary. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A deeply dispiriting portrait of the systemic persecution of the LGBT community in Uganda, the country that seems to be ground zero for homophobia. show more

  • 90
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Horrific and uplifting. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Even in death, Kato has been harassed. In one of this movie’s many unsettling scenes, a pastor interrupts his funeral to condemn the dead man to eternal damnation. show more

  • 75
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    The film provides welcome context for the semi-hysteria that recently took over the U.S. media in regard to Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    As angry and unflinching a piece of documentary filmmaking as you'll see this year. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    It’s hard to imagine a figure more courageous than activist David Kato: an out gay man—Uganda’s first, he says — who lives in constant peril from both private citizens and a government that wants to make homosexuality punishable by hanging. show more

  • 80
    The Guardian

    The film-makers have turned what could have been a detached news report into a moving human tragedy. show more

  • 80
    Carmen Gray Total Film

    A timely, gut-wrenching but ultimately hopeful work. show more

  • 80
    Time Out London

    The struggle for LGBT rights in Uganda might sound like a dry or distant subject. It’s the achievement of Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s shocking, moving, enthralling and enraging doc to make it lively and urgent. show more

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