The Commitment, written and directed by Albert, will have its Ugandan premiere at Queer Kampala International Film Festival on December 10, 2017, at 7:40pm. Held in the capital city, Queer Kampala International Film Festival is the first ever and only LGBTQI themed film festival to open up in Uganda.
In a country as highly homophobic as Uganda, a number of security measures will be in place, including the security screening of attendees, keeping the venues secret until a few hours before each screening, and changing venues for each screening.
The Commitment stars Albert M. Chan and Jason Lane Fenton as gay adoptive parents, Mary Niederkorn as the social worker facilitating the adoption, and Kerri Patterson as the Asian-American birthmother. Richard Propes of The Independent Critic wrote, “Emotional resonance, joy and heartbreak…indeed, this is a film that would be difficult to pull off if not for its tremendously talented cast.” The film has screened at 30 film festivals on four continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated Moonrise Kingdom to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. The film is available at Amazon.com on the compilation Green Briefs. The film is produced by Albert M. Chan, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.