God Loves Uganda
Director: Roger Ross Williams
- 2013 Sundance Film Festival
- 2013 Sundance London Film and Music Festival
- 2012 July Documentary Edit and Story Lab
- 2011 Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant (Documentary Film Program)
- 2011 Sundance Documentary Film Grant
- 2010 Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant (Documentary Film Program)
A battle rages in East Africa, where crosses replace guns and shouts of prayer roar louder than missiles. American evangelical Christians have chosen Uganda, with Africa’s youngest and most vulnerable population, as their ground zero in a battle for the soul of a continent. American missionaries and religious leaders are working with African pastors in a radical campaign to eradicate sin through the most extreme measures. The stakes are nothing less than life and death.
Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams exposes the missionary movement in Uganda as an outgrowth of Africa’s colonialist past and a twenty-first century crusade to recreate a continent of people in the image and likeness of America’s most extreme fundamentalists. Williams captures vérité footage so shocking that viewers may be squirming in their seats. Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, God Loves Uganda may be the most terrifying film of the year.
(Archives note: see also Roger Ross' Meet The Artist interview on our YouTube Channel.)
- Section: U.S. Documentary Competition
- Film Type: U.S. Documentary Feature Films
- Country: U.S.A.
- Language: English and Swahili
- Run Time: 83 min.