By Kezia Agaba
‘God Loves Uganda’ Film will be to broadcast on DStv July 24th this year in a full week of a diverse and exciting range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, to coincide with the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa that takes place from July 17th – 27th.It will be showing on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65).
The film follows evangelical leaders in American and Uganda, along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
Through verité, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda.
God Loves Uganda records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans.
The AfriDocs Film Week will connect the largest film festival in Africa through a ‘film festival at home’ featuring documentary films from thirteen countries in Africa – D.R.C., Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
“So many documentary films have been shot in Africa, but very few have been seen by African audiences”, says AfriDocs Executive Producer Don Edkins from Steps in Cape Town, “this heralds a new era of distribution for the continent.”
Films by African filmmakers Idrissa Guiro, Sani Elhadj, Licinio Azevedo, Rehad Desai, Judy Kibinge, Andrey Samoute Diarra, together with filmmakers Mika Karismäki, Thierry Michel, Roger Ross Williams, Abby Ginsberg and Göran Olsson amongst others, will be seen for the first time by a wide audience through this collaboration.