Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards Biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality in this enlightening but shocking exposé. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these Draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren’t coming from Africa, they’re being imported from some of America’s largest megachurches. Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries who make up the “front lines in a battle for billions of souls” to explain their positions in their own words.
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Director/Producer: Roger Ross Williams
Producer: Julie Goldman
Line Producer: Carolyn Hepburn
Cinematographer: Derek Wiesehahn
Editors: Richard Hankin, Benjamin Gray
Composer: Mark Degli Antoni
FESTIVAL PREMIERE & AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival: 2013 Premiere
Shortlisted for 2014 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary
Sheffield Doc/Fest: 2013 Sheffield Youth Jury Award