The Rise Of Wakaliwood: Uganda’s Thriving Action Cinema Scene

shockwebpic_riseofwakaliwoodA town in Uganda is becoming an emerging place for independent action and kung fu inspired movies done DIY style. Ramon Film Productions is one of the crews heading up this new wave of Ugandan action cinema, check out this profile from Vice that reminds us you don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to get creative, just your imagination and some hustle.

In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action flicks and Chinese Kung Fu movies with Ugandan culture, Wakaliwood’s movies have garnered a cult following not just in in Uganda, but all over the world. We headed to Wakaliga to spend a day on the set of the next Wakaliwood hit.


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