Once Upon a Time in Uganda movie poster

Welcome to Wakaliwood, the Wakaliga village outside of Uganda’s capital and the birthplace of the over-the-top, no-budget action movies produced by maverick Ugandan filmmaker Isaac Nabwana. Dubbed Africa’s Tarantino, Isaac has produced 40+ films. His inspiration is equal parts 1980s American action movies and Shaw Brothers martial arts films, with a Ugandan twist. His films’ budgets are in the range of $200, and his homegrown studio employs neighbors and friends working on as many as five productions at once.

Will be preceded by the winners of the City of Kitchener Youth short film contest.

Film Information

  • Director: Cathryne Czubek, Hugo Pérez

  • Producer: Cathryne Czubek, Hugo Pérez, Matt Porwoll, Gigi Dement, Hugo Perez

  • Featuring: Isaac Nabwana, Alan Hofmanis, Harriet Nabwana, V.J. Emmie, Bisaso Dauda.

  • Languages: English

  • Runtime: 94 mins

  • Genre: Documentary

In-Person Screening

Available Showings : May 12, 2023 at 7pm

Princess Twin, 46 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W8