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.
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.