Wakaliwood


In Wakaliga, a slum near Kampala, Uganda, film director Isaac Nabwana has created his own « studios » of action movies: Wakaliwood. He has gathered around him a faithful crew of actors and technicians and even an american producer who dropped everything in New York to support this african cinema initiative. Wakaliwood movies have a strong home made flavor and their success on the Internet is growing everyday!


Article and photos featured in Paris Match

The slum of Wakaliga, in Kampala outskirts, Uganda - March 2016

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Two actors are reherasing Kung-Fu in Wakaliwood yard, where most scenes are shot, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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From left to right: Isaac Nabwana, founder and director of Wakaliwood, U.S producer Alan Hofmanis, the actor Apollo, Harriet "Mama Racheal", Isaac's wife but also accountant, technician etc. and Dauda the propman, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Director Isaac Nabwana giving instructions during a shooting, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Director Isaac Nabwana (in blue) directing his actors during a rehearsal, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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"Ebola Hunter", one of Nabwana's movies character, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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During a shooting, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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During a shooting, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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American producer Alan Hofmanis wearing one of his characters' costume. Hofmanis also plays in Nabwana's movies, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Dauda, the propman, at work in his workshop, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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"Mama Racheal" (left) and Dauda getting lunch ready for the crew, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Nabwana is also post producing himself most of his movies, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Isaac Nabwana taking a break from post producing with his favorite soccer ball, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Wakaliwood kids, actors and technicians children, training at Kung Fu. Most of them regularly play in Nabwana movies, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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"Mama Racheal" (right) is fixing a condom filled with ox blood on an actor right before a scene of fighting, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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During a scene of fighting, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Family time for Isaac Nabwana (in blue), his wife "Mama Racheal" and their kids, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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Wakaliwood actors are reading an article about them in local news paper, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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The whole team, Kampala, Uganda - March 2016

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