Monday, July 12, 2010

Dispatches: Africa's Last Taboo (Clip)


Clips from the Channel 4 documentary 'Dispatches: Africa's Last Taboo'
Aired July 12, 2010 and still available on 4oD (UK Only)
Gay people in Africa are facing increased persecution in a continent where two thirds of countries retain laws against homosexuals.

Award-winning filmmaker Sorious Samura investigates for Dispatches what it is like to be a gay person in Africa, discovering shocking levels of prejudice and hate, driven by governments, religious organisations and communities.
(via TreVelocita)

5 comments:

  1. I certainly hope that they don't pass the bill to kill gays or imprison them for life, or imprison them at all for that matter. This is what blind faith in a book does. It makes people blindly follow what ever irrational meaning they can get out of it.

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  2. This is disturbing on so many levels - not just the religious. The rhetoric is also blatantly racist, and brings up some really tough questions about universal human rights.

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  3. So good to see Christainity and Islam coming together for a united cause... oh... wait...

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  4. Bill Engle is one creepy dude. Anyone who can't stop smiling and laughing even while talking about such serious issues is messed up.

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  5. R€LIGION Stinks of moneyJuly 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    I really dispair when watching this. I don´t think that homophobia existed in Africa before the missionaries, colonialist´s and now religion .

    For all the people who sat with their hands in the lapse and watched Evangelical Christian´s gain foothold in the United States should be ashamed of themselves.

    I only wish we could give all these people asylum from those ignorant and hate filled people.

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