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Inside Uganda's Underground Movie Scene

Inside Uganda's Underground Movie Scene

Hillary Muheebwa, our Kampala-based editor, has been on the move, and just recently published a piece on Economist.com about how movies are being translated - East Africa style.  Forget the subtitles - instead, it's all about the VJs (or video jockeys) who are adding their own personal flair and interpretation of Hollywood blockbusters, Spanish soap operas, Nollywood releases and Bollywood melodramas.

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"THE walls are wooden planks, nailed to wooden poles. The roof is made of corrugated iron sheets. The inside is decorated with posters of England’s premier-league footballers, World Wrestling Entertainment stars, and an outdated calendar of Ugandan musicians. Rows of benches fill the space. At the front, a television screen is mounted on a raised desk. Entangled cables connect the screen, DVD player, and multiple decks and speakers placed in different corners of the hall. The floor is well-trodden earth. "

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13 Nov 2012 11:29 PM    tag: Featured
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