Long Way To Go – Uganda

Short Film

  • Date: Sunday – 17th March 2019
  • Time: 14:03
  • Venue: Uganda Museum – Exhibition Hall
  • Director: Emar Bijjakuggwa Kawooya

Livelihood in most African states is a hustle, HUMPHREY’s endeavor to play street music to collect money and make his 6 year old daughter PRINCESS smile as a single father falls shot when he is knocked down by a speeding bicycle only to wake up with his guitar broken in pieces. There ends the dream.

Ham (Echungu Blessed Letia) a street guitarist sets off as his daily routine to go play his inspirational music as a massage of hope to the world and to afford a livelihood with his 6 year old daughter, Princess (Constance Kisakye Nabukeera). As a single father, he leaves his daughter with a care-taking lady (Nantongo Rebecca) who also owes him a fortune and never want to smile at him.

In his daily quest to collect lots of money to sort out all his worries, this time around he is only woken up out of a very hopeful dream, were he has even afforded meat for a meal, only to realize he was just knocked down by a speeding bicycle that left him unconsciously lying in a wilderness of a forest. With his guitar broken in pieces, he only has one option, to head back home.

The journey seems 1000 miles.

Long Way To Go

The Amakula International Film Festival is presented by
Bayimba Cultural Foundation in partnership with The DOEN Foundation, Africalia, Kampala Film School and the Uganda Museum.