DocHouse: God Loves Uganda

Art & Culture

At the Institute of Contemporary Arts, on Thursday 1st August, DocHouse are showing the compelling and multi-award winning documentary God Loves Uganda, followed by a panel discussion with experts in the important issues the films raises.
God Loves Uganda is a shocking and powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. Roger Ross Williams award-winning film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and the fervent attempts of missionaries to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law, whatever the cost.

After decades of war, brutality and instability, and with 50% of its population under 15 years old, Uganda has become Ground Zero for American evangelicals. Western churches have identified it as fertile ground in which to plant the values of the Christian Right, in the hope of building up an entire country steeped in their beliefs.

Along with the message comes the doctrine, along with Western support comes political influence, and with his shocking and ambitious film Williams pulls no punches in revealing the impact of this dogma across Ugandan society.

For more information and tickets to the screening & expert panel click here.