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Docubox invites you to yet another enthralling film, God Loves Uganda, which will be the fourth of the monthly screenings, on Wednesday 26th August 2015 from 6pm at Mageusi, State House crescent. facebook page
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 radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred
takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.
Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where heʼs served by a white-coated
chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric. It records the culture clash between enthusiastic
Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving
story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda.
Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make
you question what you thought you knew about religion.
Watch the trailer here:
There will be selected panelists for this film, for the Q&A session and we look to have one ‘hot’ evening.
The entry is FREE.
The Embassy of Spain has the honour of inviting you once again to the Slum Film Festival (SFF), of which it was co-founders in 2011 and every year continue to support. The SFF is a groundbreaking movie event based on the community, with stories about people living in urban slums. The Embassy wishes to invite you to the film screenings which will take place in the slums of Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware (schedule attached), as well as other events organized around the Festival: theatre workshops, which are currently taking place at the Alliance Française from 8am to 5pm every day until Saturday August 22, and the opening ceremony will take place on Monday, August 24 at 4.30pm in the Austin Grounds, Juja Road in Mathare.
Location: Room 401 of the Alliance Française (Loita Street, Nairobi City Centre).
Days: On-going until Saturday 22 August.
Time: 8am to 5pm.
Location: Austin Grounds, Juja Road in Mathare, Nairobi.
Days: Monday, August 24th.
Time: 4.30pm to 7pm (from 7pm a film will be screened).
Locations: The slums of Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware.
Days: Monday, August 24 through Friday August 28.
Times: See attached schedule.
FREE OF CHARGE
On Wednesday, May 27th at 18.00 VIRUNGA (2014 – 88 min) Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
In Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas, small and embattled team risk everything to protect the park from the dark forces fighting to control Congo’s rich natural resources.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscar and BAFTA’s.
Join us at the Mageuzi Theatre for this great film about conservation of wildlife. Thereafter, we shall have a panel discussion with invited guests who have a stake in the field and you will also have your voice heard because as a patriotic citizen you would want to conserve the last of white rhinos, wouldn’t you?
There will be an open bar and a chance for you to network and have fun.
The entry is Free.