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(Original movie poster for Bed of Thorns)

First All-Female Made Film in Uganda Wins Art House Prize in UK

Bed of Thorns, a movie about gender-based violence, takes home the Africa Focus Award.

This weekend saw a film from Uganda, Bed of Thorns (#Tosirika), claim the Africa Focus Award at the London Art House Film Festival. The film, directed and produced by Eleanor Nabwiso, tackles the subject of gender-based violence by weaving together the many tales of abuse within a circle of women as they prepare for their friend's wedding—not knowing that she, too, is being abused by her soon-to-be-husband. Comedian Martha Kay and media personality Malaika Tenshi made their film acting debuts to help tell the tale. The film also featured an all-female crew for the first time in Ugandan history.

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Scene from 'Crazy World' Courtesy of TIFF

'Crazy World' is the Ugandan Action Film Poised to Bring Wakaliwood to the World

We caught up with 'Uganda's Tarantino,' I.G.G Nabwana to talk the making of his new kung-fu kids flick

"The best kidz movie eva!" As the opening credits roll, the voice of V.J. Emmie, the Video Joker, cuts in with flawless comedic timing. "He's the best director in the world...and father."

It's fast, it's funny, and the action scenes are choreographed with a sense of style and panache, all while clearly shot on a shoestring budget. V.J. Emmie's voice delivers a running commentary that translates, explains, and comments on the action of the film with the timing of a stand-up comic. Uganda's Wakaliwood productions, the brainchild of IGG Nabwana, is ready to take on the world after a well received set of screenings in the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Midnight Madness series. Crazy World was TIFF's closing movie.

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