We are very proud to announce that Human Rights Tattoo is going to Uganda to take part in QueerKIFF international film festival in Kampala 🇺🇬🏳️🌈!
QUEER KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (QueerKIFF) is the first queer film festival to be held in homophobic Uganda. QueerKIFF celebrates the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer communities by providing spaces where Queer films are screened, discussed and celebrated. Uganda has been ranked as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for LGBTI people. In 2014, Uganda passed ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill which after international pressure reduced the punishment for homosexuality to life in prison. The law was later repealed entirely. But even though there is no specific law banning homosexuality and being trans, LGBTI people still face persecution.
9 december 2017, 12AM – 7PM
Kampala, Uganda. For security purposes we can not reveal the address of the venue. To be part of Human Rights Tattoo at QueerKIFF, like the Facebook event page of QueerKIFF, Call:+4591439745 or request to join the events Whatsapp group, To be added Send a Whatsapp text- “HULLO QUEER KIFF 2017” to : +4591439745.
All are welcome. Please note that the number of tattoos are limited and individuals will receive tattoos on a first come, first serve basis.
We’ll be working with artist and tattooer Mirugi Lowless from Nairobi Kenya and Rene de Vries from Totem Tattoo in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
At arrival you will receive a registration card with your letter on it. You can’t choose your letter but the font and the position on your body is up to you. You can pick a font type from the Human Rights Tattoo fonts catalogue that will be available on the spot. After your tattoo is done we take a super up-close picture of your tattoo that will be published on our website together with your statement. Please think about your statement (in English) upfront. A good statement is personal and gives an insight in your life and your personal relation to human rights.
Is Kampala too far away for you? Don’t worry! We have still 3140 letters to go. More Human Rights Tattoo events will be organized next year.