Welcome to Wakaliwood: Kampala’s Wakaliga slum is the unlikely home of Uganda’s film industry and is starting to gain attention abroad. Meet the man behind Ramon Film Productions as he produces his low-budget, action comedies.
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“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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