York U prof’s documentary shows the impact of and resistance to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act


May 26, 2016 − The North American premiere of the documentary And Still We Rise,by York University professor and filmmaker Nancy Nicol, will take place on June 5, 2016, as a part of the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. The film follows Nicol’s co-director Richard Lusimbo, (Research Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda) who was outed by Ugandan media, as he explores the resistance to and impact of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda.
The film intertwines analysis of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalized ‘promotion’ of homosexuality, with accounts of the impact of the Act that led to hateful media attacks, clinic closures, arrests, human rights violations and mob violence, as well as community resistance to this persecution and violence.
And Still We Risewas created by Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights in partnership with Sexual Minorities Uganda.

The premiere will be followed by a panel including:

Nancy Nicol, co-director with Richard Lusimbo, of And Still We Rise
Junic Wambya, former executive director of Freedom and Roam Uganda,
Carol Kaara, director of photography
Sizwe Alexandre Inkingi, community member

What: And Still We Rise film screening
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street W. Toronto
When: Sun. June 5, 2016, at 2:15pm
To view film in advance: Contact Media Relations at York University

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