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God Loves Uganda


A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America's Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law.

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Directors: Roger Ross Williams
Country: USA
Release: 2013-10-11
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  • A.A. Dowd

    An eye-opening, often-infuriating new documentary.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Sheri Linden

    [An] incisive and absorbing documentary.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans, Roger Ross Williams’s God Loves Uganda approaches this intersection of faith and politics with some fairness and a good deal of outrage.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Andrew Lapin

    [A] gripping, urgent, and often horrifying documentary.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • Alan Scherstuhl

    Kudos to the filmmakers for so adeptly laying out the history of American evangelicals' Ugandan mission, and for noting that HIV infection rates there have gone up since the abstinence-only education started.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • James Greenberg

    Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    God Loves Uganda and recent events make it seem like the time is right for a 21st century raid on Entebbe.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • David Lewis

    Watching this film will leave you with some dispiriting questions about America and its values.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Michael O'Sullivan

    God Loves Uganda clearly lays the blame for it at the feet of the American evangelical movement. The movie doesn’t really argue its case, preferring to stand back, in quiet outrage, as the representatives of that movement are shown with the match in their hands.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Kevin Jagernauth

    Running a tight 80-odd minutes, Williams' documentary is as concise as it is affecting and powerful, but he leaves just enough room for some indirect hits at some of the more loathsome subjects of the documentary.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    Roger Ross Williams’ forceful polemic succeeds to a startling degree, rightly decrying the use of the gospel to incite homophobia, and allowing the most fervent interviewees to damn themselves with their own proselytizing words.

    Variety Full Review