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Once Upon a Time in Uganda (2020)

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In the slums of Kampala, two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America's greatest hero: Rambo. Against all odds, the two make their own action movies with no money - and bring joy to millions of people on the internet. Welcome to "Wakaliwood." Through comedy and kung-fu, "Once Upon a Time in Uganda" chronicles the unlikely friendship between Isaac Nabwana, a director hailed as "Africa's Tarantino," and Alan Hofmanis, a film programmer from New York. While Isaac tirelessly makes feature after feature, Alan brings his films to international audiences. But tensions flare as Isaac's star rises - threatening their partnership and all of Wakaliwood.

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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time in Uganda

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A sloppy but exciting look at a no-budget African auteur's career.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Wakaliwood is living proof that films can be made through great adversity. ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA is an inspiration to frugal filmmakers and artists. You don't have to be rich to make da best of da best action movies.

April 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Once Upon a Time in Uganda instantly joins the pantheon of great films about the heroics of low-budget filmmakers.

April 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Co-directed by Cathryne Czubek and Hugo Perez, this uplifting, utterly charming documentary chronicles the inspiring tale of Isaac Nabwana...

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Once Upon a Time in Uganda is a nice supplement to the ongoing, exciting story of Wakaliwood and the perfect thing to tie us over whilst we wait for their next awesome movie.

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Once upon a time in Uganda, there was a director worth celebrating.

March 25, 2020 | Full Review…

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