Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • City of the Damned
  • Film
  • 15:43-15:58
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (EGARC), KU Libraries, Center for Global and International Studies, Economics, University Honors Program
Event Description
“City of the Damned” focuses on LGBT rights in the face of the brutal anti-homosexuality bill before the Ugandan Parliament. Although the death penalty was
withdrawn from the bill due to international pressure,punishments remain harsh and public opinion continues to be the biggest threat to the Ugandan LGBT community. The daring nongovernmental organization Youth on Rock Foundation is fighting against this stigma by promoting economic empowerment among its
members. Najib, YRF’s treasurer,sells clothes in Uganda’s largest market. He wants to prove thathis sexuality does not define him; rather it’s his respect for life, his
determination for equality, and his aspirations to become a lawyer and self-respecting Ugandan citizen.