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Ugandan Filmmakers Urged On Upbeat Films

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unhealthy http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-includes/vars.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at a filmmakers’ conference at Sundiyata beach hotel on an island in Lake Victoria on Saturday, http://chutneyrestaurant.ca/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php Dr Kihura Nkuba, http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/views/table-mini.php the proprietor of TV Africa, advised Ugandan filmmakers to make purposeful films that will project a positive image for the country and Africa at large.

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“The difference between a film and a video is that a film has both philosophical and technical content but a video has no philosophy at all,” Dr Nkuba said.

Dr Nkuba also urged filmmakers not to join the conspiracy of further tainting their African image which has already been tarnished by Hollywood propaganda films.

“We have very many positive stories to tell about ourselves, just note the historical indicators or sign posts and your will make a constructive film,” he emphasised.

He applauded West African countries like Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast and others that have produced films which assert the greatness of an African and the sophistication of African communities.

For the case of inadequate funding, Dr Nkuba called upon filmmakers to only accept foreign funds whose conditions allow the director to make a positive film.

He even pledged to secure funding and also offered his fully equipped film studio at TV Africa for use by Ugandans.

“We hope to start funding Ugandan films that promote Pan-Africanism starting next year,” Dr Nkuba stated.

Speaking at the same conference, Mr Al Barnette, a chemist from UK, asserted that all technological civilisation started in Africa and thus there is no reason why the west should use technology to dehumanise us.

“We want you to produce films that will get market among African-American audiences and the rest of the world too,” Al Barnette said.

Mr Albarnette also emphasised the need for Uganda filmmakers to take a new direction aimed at selling a positive African image since the market is already guaranteed.

“In the UK, the Nigerian film is very popular because it is the only African film available. You can break this dominance,” he added.

Among other speakers was director Robert Nkambo who tackled ‘script writing in Uganda’ and ChimpReports news editor, Rogers Atukunda sharing the ‘reality of film making in Uganda today’.

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