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Ugandans advised to film their award winning stories
Publish Date: Feb 21, 2014
Ugandans advised to film their award winning stories
Delegates from different EU countries participated in the one week film festival
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By Titus Kakembo                                      
                            
Uganda has more than 30 million block buster stories waiting to be shot. Proof to that is the drought of documented history.
 
Prominent personalities like former Presidents, QC Godfrey Binaisa, Dr. Milton Obote, Gen. Idi Amin Dada and Tito Okello passed on without penning their memoirs.
 
“I always read dramatic and strange stories in the media that are Oscar Award winning material,” said the head of the EU delegation Kristin Schmidt. “It is time Ugandans told their own stories. Show the world the wealth of culture here and see what is elsewhere.”
 
“Film speaks a universal language. It touches people regardless of their social standing, political bias, history or race.” Adding that, “Film is one of the ways to engage and teach each other. It is a cultural exchange which enriches both sides.”
This was during the launch of the Euro-Africa film festival at Theater Labonita Febraury 19 2014. 
 
The one week festival is screening films supported by EU-ACP support program. 
 
Those written by Ugandans comprise Never Lose Hope by Patience Katushabe, Rastasophical by Arnold Aganze, Guno Mukanno by Sharpe Ssewali, Haunted Souls by Godwin Otwona, Christmas Turkey by Reagan Washiwala and Rough Boy by Fred Kigozi. 
 
Another script writer confided that he is putting together a horror story about a serial killer in Kampala City.
 
“It is completely fiction although the characters may resemble real personalities but that is by coincidence,”   stressed Jennifer Namuudu. “In the script, during the hearing of his case he attempts to knife a judge in the dock.”
 
Journalists and movie freaks have promised to embark on writing about the culture, politics and history of Uganda.
 
Previous movies like The Last King Of Scotland, 90 Minutes At Entebbe and Misisipi Masala are some of the old ones that hit the entertainment world like a bomb. 
 
 

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