Airdate: Savior Complex

The controversial story of a young missionary who set up a charity for children in Uganda but was treating the sick children herself, without medical qualifications.

Three-part HBO documentary series Savior Complex premieres in late September on Binge and FOX Docos.

Savior Complex chronicles the controversial story surrounding Renee Bach, a young American missionary who felt called by God to set up a charity for malnourished children in Jinja, Uganda. But years later, shocking allegations arose that Renee was treating the sick children herself, without medical qualifications. Detailing Renee’s divisive journey, the series addresses the wider questions around “white saviorism” and the ethics of foreign aid work done in the name of humanitarian and religious ideals.

The series features intimate access to Bach and her mother Lauri Bach, the U.S. Director of SHC, as well as the activists, lawyers, and whistleblowers seeking to hold her accountable. Interview subjects include Olivia Alaso and Kelsey Nielsen, the founders of No White Saviors; Constance Alonyo, SHC’s head nurse; Jackie Kramlich, a SHC volunteer-turned-whistleblower; Dr. Abner Tagoola, Head of Pediatrics at Jinja Hospital; Primah Kwagala, a human rights attorney who led a civil suit against Renee; Kakai Annet and Gimbo Zubeda, the two mothers who sued Renee, claiming their children died at SHC.

Savior Complex, A Latchkey Films Production. Directed and produced by Jackie Jesko; produced by Paul Kabango, Derrick Kibisi; executive produced by Roger Ross Williams, Alex Waterfield, and Nick Capote. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Sara Rodriguez.

Wednesday September 27 on Binge / Weekly 9:30pm on FOX Docos.

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