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About Once Upon a Time in Uganda

Rating:
Not rated
Year Released:
2020
Format:
2K DCP
Genres:
Documentary

In the slums of Kampala, two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Rambo. Against all odds, the two make their own action movies with no money—and bring joy to millions of people on the internet. Welcome to “Wakaliwood.” Through comedy and kung-fu, Once Upon a Time in Uganda chronicles the unlikely friendship between Isaac Nabwana, a director hailed as “Africa’s Tarantino,” and Alan Hofmanis, a film programmer from New York. While Isaac tirelessly makes feature after feature, Alan brings his films to international audiences. But tensions flare as Isaac’s star rises—threatening their partnership and all of Wakaliwood. In Luganda and English with English subtitles.

 

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