Welcome to Wakaliwood

The rise of Uganda's DIY film industry

Welcome to Wakaliwood Kampala's Wakaliga slum is the unlikely home of Uganda's film industry. As it starts to gain attention abroad, meet the man behind Ramon Film Productions, pioneers of Uganda's low-budget action comedies
"The first ingredient is action, and comedy. Those two, if you mix them, they make a Wakaliwood movie", explains Isaac Nabwana, producer and director of over 40 ultra-violent movies in the last decade. Covering themes from Ebola to war, and on a sub $200 budget, his exuberant action films are gaining worldwide attention after premiering at New York's Museum of Modern Art. "Action is an international language", says Nabwana.

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