God Loves Uganda

About

A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America's Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders who are fighting sexual immorality and missionaries who are trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Impact Goal

Broaden the movement opposing the U.S. exportation of hate and intolerance, particularly against the LGBT community

Strategy

  • One would be to change tax exemption laws for non-profits and churches in the US in order to track which churches send money to Uganda. The second option, which we choose, was to bring the film to the congregations and empower them to hold their leadership accountable. 
  • Concentrate all campaign activities on select faith-based communities in the U.S. that are the source of this intolerance, while also contributing to existing campaigns that are fighting the symptoms such as the Ugandan “Kill the Gays” bill.

Results

  • Picture Motion organized over 100 faith screenings and conversations.
  • While the film was in theaters, we also organized for faith groups to attend and host a discussion.

Watch the Trailer