Films 2019

Play for Peace – Uganda

Play for Peace follows a group of South Sudanese youth in Uganda who use basketball to move past the issues that come along with the experience being immigrants and refugees.

Play for Peace

The Fire, a Fowl and an (Un)Forgotten Past – Germany/France

– Togoland –
From 1884 to 1914, a small belt of land between the British Gold Coast Colony and French-governed Dahomey was part of the German overseas empire in Africa.

The fire, the fowl, and an (un) forgotten past - Togoland -

Soufisme – Tunisia

From wool to wool thread, from body dance to machine dance, FIM documentary about wool and mysticism.


Blue Mirror – Cameroon

OGAN young art photographer is faced with questions from two models about his mask. The unexpected and successive departure of this one calls into question.
Will he understand the role of the mirror offered by Mabah?

Blue Mirror

CITIZENS OFFLINE – the state, telecom companies and internet shutdowns – Switzerland

This short documentary examines the recurring phenomenon of internet shutdowns in Africa. The film focuses on how governments cut access to social media and other internet services during elections.

Citizens Offline

Chilli on the Lips – Cameroon

They are under twenty but are governed by old people. In Cameroon fossilized gerontocrats are stifling young people and have been excluding them from the system quite a long time. A highly subversive artist has shouldered the role of these young people’s spokesman. Valsero sings and raps about social discontent which has spiced up his texts without moderation several years. This musical film voices those who dare provoke global change.

Chilli on the Lips

Kony Order From Above – Uganda

War children (Otti and Aguti) fall in love during the tumultuous Northern Uganda Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency, but are separated when Otti is abducted at the age of 11. While in abduction, he tries to escape back home in vain and gets battered with each futile attempt.

Kony - Order From Above

Veronica’s Wish – Uganda

Veronica and Michael are living their soul mate lives and they’re engaged to marry. However their lives take a drastic turn when Veronica gets diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia few days from her wedding.

Veronica's Wish

Facing North (Bukiikakkono) – Uganda

Almost all the men in the village have left for greener pastures in Europe. A bride is torn between two possible futures. Through the support of her maid of honour, she navigates her past love and pending commitment.

Facing North (Bukiikakkono)


After his father mysteriously disappears at sea, Daniel has a hunch about what happened.


Black and White – Uganda

A man so inquisitive about human race, invents an artificial intelligence software capable of independent thinking and reasoning to help him through his research about race; to understand why people are racist.

Black and White

Timmy – Bulgaria, Germany, Belgium

Is it possible to leave your child… twice?
When an alienated mother returns to Bulgaria to abduct her own 12-year-old son, she learns that it is not always easy to avoid making the same mistakes. She is determined not to leave her son again.


The Big Flip: Stories from the Modern Home Front – USA

What happens when mom has the big job and dad stays home with the kids?
You have The Big Flip.

The Big Flip

Her Broken Shadow – Uganda

An anthropophobic writer struggles to overcome a heinous crime she committed in her childhood.

Her Broken Shadow

Mabata Bata – Mozambique

Azarias is a young orphan shepherd, keeper of a herd of oxen, where Mabata Bata stands out. The oxen will be the basis of the "lobolo" payment, a traditional dowry that his uncle Raul must pay for his own marriage.

Mabata Bata

Subira – Kenya

Raised in a traditional Muslim community in the remote island of Lamu, Kenya, Subira’s overbearing mother wants her to follow tradition, learn household chores and aim to be a good housewife, just like all the rest in her society. Only her liberal father believes that she is meant for greater things.


27 Guns – Uganda

27 Guns is a biopic based on true events of Uganda's liberation struggle. It tells the story of a young man and his unlikely group of young idealists who leave all to
fight for salvation of a nation. They set off with little more than discipline and courage, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of an oppressed people and launched a protracted guerrilla war.

27 Guns

3 Beats – Egypt

The film addresses one of the reasons that affect society and causes it to deteriorate by using a symbol that expresses this within the film’s events.

3 Beats

Coin Bank – Uganda

A portrait of the gender-based violence epidemic in Uganda, Coin Bank tells the story of Deborah, a woman who suffers despicable abuse at the hands of her alcoholic husband. But how long can she endure the pain?

Coin Bank

Sunday – Uganda

Anna works hard to look after her ailing husband, living each day exactly as the one before it. After an evening with her daughter, she accidentally changes the routine throwing their daily life off balance but will anything really change?


Aya – Tunesia

In Tunis lives Aya, a smart little girl, with her Salafist parents. But one day a special event disrupts the life of this family.


80 Plus – Uganda

Johnson goes overboard in keeping the family reputation to please his over-achieving father’s pride and learns the hard way.

80 Plus

Long Way To Go – Uganda

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.

Long Way To Go

DOUBOUT (Stand Up) – France

Martinique Island. Joseph, 8, refuses to accept the departure of his older brother to the mainland France.
Influenced by the traditional stories of his grandfather, he is convinced that Lentikri, an ancient Martinican monster, prowls around the house to attack his family. Joseph decides to confront it.


Lalo’s House – USA, Haiti, Benin

Inspired by true events, LALO’S HOUSE, follows Manouchka, a 14-year-old Haitian girl, and her 5-year-old sister, Phara, who are abducted and thrown into an underground prostitution network posing as a Catholic orphanage. Forced to grow up prematurely, Manouchka must fight to save Phara and escape.

Lalo's House

Mawe – Uganda

“Mawe” is an exclamation in Rutooro that shows shock or surprise, but is also the story of two Ugandan women, who, over the course of a single life-changing conversation one afternoon explore the possibility that there are certain things they would rather get through life without knowing, and that their friendship may not survive.


Vossie Vergas Homself – South Africa

When Vossie decides that today will be his last day on planet earth, his plan to kill himself is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

Vossie Vergas Homself

Hidden Abilities – South Sudan

It’s a documentary film about Visually Impaired group in Juba South Sudan; directed by Elfatih Atem of Likikiri Collective. The group started forming an arts group, for songs, drama and poetry.

Hidden Abilities

100 °C – Uganda

Paula a pretty naive lady who has been blinded in a relationship for five years in the name of love is outraged when she finds out that the man[Lexi] she is engaged to , is also secretly engaged to her best friend Gloria. Paula’s desire to teach Lexi an unforgettable lesson, drives her to boil water….

100 °C

Mele Murals – USA

“Mele Murals” is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians.

Mele Murals

T-Junction – Tanzania

T-Junction is a story of two girls and their communities. One community lacks formality but finds comfort in solidarity while the other lacks life but adheres to the structures of society. Fatima is a mixed Indian-African young adult who has just lost her estranged father to alcohol.


Sew the Winter to my Skin – South Africa

One cold wintry night, a liberal journalist sits at his desk in an eerie hotel room to write the epic ballad of the outlaw, John Kepe…

Sew The Winter To My Skin

Five Fingers for Marseilles – South Africa

Apartheid South Africa: The community of Railway, attached to the remote town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression and only the young ‘Five Fingers’ are willing to stand up to them.

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Kampala Minutes

Student Films Date: Sunday – 17th March 2019 Time: 12:00 Venue: Uganda Museum – Exhibition Hall KAMPALA MINUTES is a series of short documentaries, profiling subjects and exploring Ugandan people and their aspirations. We get a fresh look into original characters and their surroundings. Shot with no budget and a minimal equipment, the students of [...]

Kampala Minutes

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.

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