Join us for a special screening of And Still We Rise, a moving documentary on resistance to the Anti-Homosexual Act (AHA) in Uganda.
Directed by Nancy Nicol and Richard Lusimbo, 68 minutes.
The film follows Richard Lusimbo, researcher & documentation manager for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), as he documents the impact of the AHA. It begins by recounting the struggle to stop the AHA from being passed in Uganda’s parliament, and further examines how this struggle forced LGBTI organizations to put aside most other work to focus their energies on stopping the legislation. The filmmakers also explore how this resistance led to a coalition of over 50 groups that linked this issue to broader human rights and civil liberties work, subsequently weaving together personal stories of the widespread repression experienced by LGBTI Ugandans who wished to remain visible.
A story of courage and resilience, And Still We Rise is an inspiring example of participatory documentary making.
This screening is presented in celebration of Hamilton Pride 2016, and will include an introduction and Q&A with one of the filmmakers. Admission is free.
About the Filmmakers:
Nancy Nicol (co-director) is the co-director of And Still We Rise, with Richard Lusimbo. Nancy and the project lead of Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, a large international documentary and research project with partners in 12 countries. Nicol has an extensive history as a maker of documentaries and contribution to struggles for social justice and human rights.
Junic Wambya (camera, editing and narration) is the former executive director of Freedom and Roam Uganda. Junic is a member of the Africa Research Team of Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, and contributed research, photography, editing, and is the narrator of And Still We Rise.
Caroline Kaara (DOP) was the Director of Photography for And Still We Rise and a member of the Africa Research Team of Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights in Kenya. An alumna of Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA TV), her previous experience includes extensive media production in Kenya. Caroline is currently enrolled at Toronto Film School, a volunteer trainee at Rogers TV and a member of Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
Sizwe Alexandre Inkingi (community member) is an Afropolitan queer, passionate about community building and empowerment.