Once Upon a Time in Uganda
In the slums of Kampala, two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Rambo. Against all odds, the two make their own action movies with no money — and bring joy to millions of people on the internet. Welcome to “Wakaliwood.” Through comedy and kung-fu, "Once Upon a Time in Uganda" chronicles the unlikely friendship between Isaac Nabwana, a director hailed as “Africa’s Tarantino,” and Alan Hofmanis, a film programmer from New York. While Isaac tirelessly makes feature after feature, Alan brings his films to international audiences. But tensions flare as Isaac’s star rises — threatening their partnership and all of Wakaliwood.
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Cathryne Czubek, Hugo Perez
Sarah Dowland, Gabriella Ludlow
Cathryne Czubek, Gigi Dement, Hugo Perez, Philip Sanchez
Cathryne Czubek, Amanda Hughes
Isaac Nabwana, Alan Hofmanis, Harriet Nabwana, Bisaso Dauda
Co-Producer: Ark Martin, Co-Producer: Emma Fidel, Publicist: David Magdael, Publicist: Vince Johnson
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