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  • Summary: 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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  1. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Oct 11, 2013
    83
    An eye-opening, often-infuriating new documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 17, 2013
    80
    [An] incisive and absorbing documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Feb 26, 2014
    78
    God Loves Uganda and recent events make it seem like the time is right for a 21st century raid on Entebbe.
  6. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Oct 31, 2013
    75
    Watching this film will leave you with some dispiriting questions about America and its values.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    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.

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