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Help Ugandan filmmaker get to premiere

Press release:

Poster for "Outed"

Poster for “Outed”

qFLIX, a Philadelphia-based LGBT film festival, needs your help in bringing a Ugandan filmmaker across the Atlantic for the [U.S.] premiere of his movie, which documents the persecution of gays in his home country.

Kamoga Hassan’s debut feature, “Outed: The Painful Reality,” will screen 9:30 p.m. July 11 at University of the Arts’ Caplan Theater, 211 S. Broad St. The screening is part of the qFLIX Philadelphia Film Festival, July 7-12.

Festival organizers need $2,000 to underwrite travel expenses for Hassan.
In Uganda, hate crimes against LGBT people are daily occurrences.

“Outed,” based on a true story, recounts, “what happens when a young gay Ugandan man is publicly identified by photographs and name for his sexual orientation in one of the Ugandan tabloids,” according to a qFLIX statement.

“[I] hope this will generate some fresh intellectual debate about the general status of gay people in Uganda, particularly about the role of media in escalating their plight,” said Hassan.

For more information and to make a donation, contact qFLIX founder and producer Thom Cardwell at thomcard@aol.com.

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