Dreaming to escape from poverty through the Kung Fu and low budget films.
Wakaliwood is a nickname for the film industry that is developing in Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Its main director is Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey. Wakaliwood is best known for its ultra-low budget estimated to be about $200. Isaac also leads Raamon Productions that produces films. The films are all self-produced and filmsettings are even realized with very few materials. Wakaaliwood is known for violence-centered movies, as well as many themes related to kung fu. A lot of children want to learn Kung fu. The martial art is not used for self-defence but seen as an opportunity to recite in movies with Kung Fu themes. Children find in Kung Fu a way of growing up and escaping from poverty.