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Welcome to Wakaliwood, the prolific low-budget action-flick film studio run by mastermind Isaac Nabwana and known the world over. Birthed in Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda's capital city Kampala, Wakaliwood has risen to international fame with the help of former film festival director Alan Hofmanis, who came to learn about the studio by chance. On a whim, he flew to Kampala to meet the genius behind the sharp cuts and exploding heads, and ended up staying for the next four years. As the years pass and the mountains of movies grow, Nabwana's ultimate quest for local government recognition—and thus sustained economic support—seems like it might finally happen, but Hofmanis's global dreams could get in the way. Once Upon a Time in Uganda is tale of two men, a remarkably innovative creative community and their action-packed commitment to cinema. Nataleah Hunter-Young

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Cathryne Czubek
  • Co-Director(s)

    • Hugo Perez
  • Producer(s)

    • Gigi Dement
    • Cathryne Czubek
    • Matt Porwoll
    • Hugo Perez
    • Kyaligamba Ark Martin
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Sarah Dowland
  • Writer(s)

    • Cathryne Czubek
    • Amanda Hughes
  • Editor(s)

    • Cathryne Czubek
    • Amanda Hughes
  • Cinematography

    • Matt Porwoll
  • Visit the film's website

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