The documentary, God Loves Uganda, explores the American evangelical movement in Uganda that is focused on fundamental biblical teaching. Many of the evangelicals have been instrumental in providing schools, and hospitals in needed areas of the country.
At the same time the movement has been noted to promote religious bigotry especially against homosexuals.
At the forefront of the tension is a proposed death penalty for homosexuality in the country that is supported by many of these American evangelists. The movement is both well financed with gregarious religious leaders.
The film follows several religious leaders, along with their young missionaries, on their journey, revealing culture clashes, conflicting motives, and how religion plays a role in the lives of the Ugandan people.
Roger Ross Williams, director, “God Loves Uganda”
God Loves Uganda is opening at Laemmle Royal theater in Santa Monica Friday October 18