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Beneath The Lies is finally here

It is by far Uganda’s most anticipated TV show; an all-star cast with the likes of Geatano Kaggwa, Flavia Tumusiime, Cedric Babu, Rabadaba, Daniel Omara, Salvador Idringi and a star director in David Tosh Gatonga (Nairobi Half Life). Beneath the Lies which will air on Urban TV is set to …

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Escape from Uganda, fails to impress

Early on in October, it was announced that the 2013 Bollywood film Escape from Ugandawould premiere at the plush Serena Hotel in Kampala. Arguably the first Bollywood film to be entirely shot in Africa, it got many Ugandans anxious since it had some of their own staring in. Finally, on …

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East African Film makers finally get a home at Maisha Magic

A few days ago, Multichoice Africa unveiled a new channel, Maisha Magic, a station dedicated and tailored for East African viewers and content. The channel that takes pride in celebrating East African art, colors and fabric through its logo wants to tell the region’s story of imagination, creativity and expression. …

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A chance to become better film makers beacons

During her keynote speech at the Uganda Film Festival, Nigerian actress Patience Ozwokor challanged stake holderts to create a film village and also sponsor as many Ugandans to study film from better film schools outside Africa.At the point, that looked like a long shot for many Ugandans though, Tsup Ug …

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Dilman’s Felista dominates film awards

Dilman Dila’s Felista’s fable was the biggest winner at the second annual Uganda Film Festival awards gala with four awards in the Best screenplay, Feature Film, Best actor (Isaac Kadzu) and the overall Film of the year.The event that took place at Serena gardens on Friday got the cream of …

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Comedians soar with Plan B

Simplicity magnifies the magnanimity of one’s heart – so my high school teacher used to say every time she was persuading us to take a punishment.It’s a statement that worked magic both ways, saved many from possible expulsions and also saved her the time of creating student enemies.And this is …

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Gondaliya passes first film test

Film in Uganda has indeed come a long way, there were times the entire country waited for a single movie a year.Even when it came, it was never all that, think about the days Divisionz, Battle of souls or Kiwani: The Movie were released, we yapped about them for years …

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All set for Pearl Film Festival

Not many entertainment enthusiasts will raise eye brows when I mention people like Asuman Lubowa, Nickolas Kayiwa, Miriam Kubita or Esther Bwanika. These are people from a relatively young and vastly leaping entertainment genre – the film industry. For an art form that has not been truly accepted by the …

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Buddo SS takes a leap with movie premiere

This is your embedded relatively young movie critic, reporting from somewhere near the school library at Buddo SS, and it’s all about adolescence, puberty and that vital stage when you literally feel you own the world – your teachers hate you because your dope… and for some reason your mum …

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New film addresses rebellious teenagers

For a long time many education activists have attacked the current school carriculums for being too serious. In a rather distasteful tone, they remind us of days when schools like Old Kampala fed the national football team with fresh talent and as well as others like Namasagali, Buddo Kings College …

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