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Wakaliwood: Action films from Uganda

Isaac Nabwana makes low-budget action films in Uganda and has fans all over the world. Clips from Wakaliwood are big hits on YouTube.

Wakaliga, a poor neighbourhood of Kampala, is home to a burgeoning film industry. Wakaliwood productions are made for next to nothing and may be trashy, but they're also imaginative and entertaining. They are viewed by millions on the internet. A typical budget might be a hundred euros. The stars don't get star pay. Costumes and props are home-made. Via crowdfunding, fans finance new works.