Cinedigm acquires rights to ‘Kuchu’

Pic won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary

Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to documentary “Call Me Kuchu.”

The film documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man – and three fellow “kuchus”, culminating in a murder.

The film is planned for a theatrical release in early 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV release.

Pic was developed in Film Independent’s Artist Development Program.

“Call Me Kuchu” won the Teddy Award (Best Documentary) and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Award at the Durban Film Festival.

“Call Me Kuchu” is directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall and produced by Zouhali-Worrall, with support from Film Independent’s inaugural Documentary Lab, as well as Chicken & Egg Pictures, Catapult Film Fund and Cinereach.

The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by Andrew Herwitz of Film Sales Company and by Emily Rothschild for Cinedigm.

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