The New Wave of Ultra-Violent Ugandan DIY Action Cinema

VICE delves into the world of Wakaliwood—Uganda's thriving, low-budget action film cinema.

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Apr 29 2015, 4:18pm

In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action flicks and Chinese Kung Fu movies with Ugandan culture, Wakaliwood's movies have garnered a cult following not just in in Uganda, but all over the world. We headed to Wakaliga to spend a day on the set of the next Wakaliwood hit.

Music for the piece was provided by Ramon Film Productions and Alex "Saba Saba" Kirya.

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