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‘The Only Son’ premiered

By Ronald Mugabe

Added 23rd July 2016 04:22 PM

The guests were first entertained by Afrosoul singer, Kenneth Mugabi and then watched the movie that started showing around 8:30pm

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Actor Bobby Tamale speaking to the audience Photos by Richard Sanya

The guests were first entertained by Afrosoul singer, Kenneth Mugabi and then watched the movie that started showing around 8:30pm

It’s great joy seeing a multitude of Ugandans snaking into a hall to watch a locally produced film.

 

For one that understands the negative impression most locals have about Ugandan-made films, the turn out at the premiere of ‘The Only Son’ at the Kampala Serena Hotel must be celebrated as a great milestone for the Ugandan film industry.

 irector of  the only son ichard ulindwa Director of the only son Richard Mulindwa

 

Fashionably elegant guests in their hundreds on Friday evening gathered in Victoria Hall to watch ‘The Only Son’, a locally produced movie starring Bobby Tamale as well as legendary actors Michael Wawuyo and Raymond Rushabiro, among several more talented rising film stars.

 athew abwiso and his wife Mathew Nabwiso and his wife

 

The guests were first entertained by Afrosoul singer, Kenneth Mugabi and then watched the movie that started showing around 8:30pm.

 

It was so captivating that within moments; all the viewers were buried in emotion as they watched a once rich and fun-loving only son (Bobby Tamale as Davis) fall from grace to grass and back to grace again.

 

One can safely say ‘The Only Son’ is a movie that touches many an aspect of Ugandan lives; ranging from a life of abundance, to one of hard work in the village and from life on the ghetto streets to a rich life but orphaned.

 

The show ended with a fundraiser for Empowerment of Disabled Youth and Children (EDYAC), an organisation based in Tororo. The organisation takes care of medical and nutritional needs of over 1000 disadvantaged children in eastern and part of northern Uganda.

 

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