Disney's "Queen of Katwe," was shot on location in Kampala, Uganda and the country becomes a lead character in the movie. The film is based on real-world happenings, centering around the life of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, who hails from Katwe, an impoverished enclave in Kampala.
“Genius ability lies everywhere, it’s very abundant in Africa as well,” Tendo Nagenda says. It was an ESPN feature that moved Nagenda, Disney’s executive vice president of production, to facilitate the Queen of Katwe.
As the film fraternity prepares for the fourth edition of the Ugandan Film Festival (UFF) later in the year, local filmmakers still have to grapple with lack of funding and equipment, a poor distribution network, lack of a government film commission and an affordable film school to support the budding sect
The third season of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Africa Investigates series continued this week with Uganda: Living In Fear, an investigation into the brutal murders of 12 Muslim clerics in three years in Uganda.
A powerful film sheds light on the despicable actions of some newspapers in outing individuals in Uganda thus encouraging violence directed against the outed person in deeply homophobic cultures this harsh reality of life for LGBT citizens in Uganda is captured in a film directed Ugandan director Hassan K
Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in Kampala on Saturday to film 'Queen of Katwe', in which she plays the mother of Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, whose tale of triumph over adversity is being turned into a Hollywood epic.
The consequences of being publically outed as a homosexual in Uganda have become the subject of an audacious film due out in the coming months.
Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves will make its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Amongst its monetary awards, the project won the 10,000 Euro VFF Highlight Pitch Award at the the 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus.
A revelation from revered director Mira Nair, that one of the stars of McQueen's Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" Lupita Nyong'o will star in Nair's next film, which will be based on the book "Queen of Katwe," by Tim Crothers.
It is 3pm and on the set of an upcoming Ugandan film in Kasanvu and Aaron Zziwa Alone, the film director has been shooting this movie for the past six months. Much as he has been part of the industry for the past eight years, Zziwa has never been trained or schooled in filmmaking.
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