Best Movies and Documentaries to watch before visiting Uganda
War Dance 2007
Documentary that tells the story of three Ugandan refugee children living in a displacement camp who are preparing to compete in a national music and dance festival.
Cevin Soling and David Hilbert’s set on a journey to meet Ugandan mountain tribe named Ik, who is described as “the worst people in the world.”
The Last King of Scotland 2006
Based on the novel by journalist Giles Foden, the film tells the story of a young Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan who travels to Uganda and becomes Idi’s Amin personal physician. Starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy.
Call Me Kuchu 2013
Documentary film that follows the last year of life of David Kato’s, Ugandan LGBT rights activist and “Uganda’s first openly gay man”. The film focused on the subject of LGBT community discrimination in Uganda.
God loves Uganda 2012
A powerful documentary that sheds light on the subject of Uganda’s LGBT community discrimination and the passage of horrifying law that punishes homosexuals with life in prison. The film also explores the role American religious-right wing evangelicals play in influencing the anti-gay campaign.
Queen of Katwe 2013
Disney movie based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an Ugandan chess player and her journey from Katwe, one of Kampala’s biggest slums to representing Uganda at the Chess Olympiads.
Walking the Nile 2015
Former solider and explorer Levison Wood sets off on an epic 4200 mile journey. His goal is to become the first man ever to walk the length of the Nile from it source to the sea.