Uganda Film List

Title: A.B.C Africa (2005)
Format: DVD
Language: English and Farsi dialogue with English subtitles.  
Run Time: 55 Min.
Description: Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans, many whose parents died of AIDS. Alternately heartbreaking and optimistic.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Pandemic: facing AIDS (2003)
Format: DVD video, region 1, Dolby Digital stereo.
Language: In English and other languages with English subtitles.
Run Time: 113 Min.
Description: This theatrical version of the HBO series takes us around the globe to reveal stories of people who have been touched by AIDS: James (Uganda), a seven-year-old orphan who is taking care of his little sister Jessica; Sergei and Lena (Russia), young parents whose previous drug use has left them HIV-positive; Nagaraj and Bhanu (India), a young family facing life with AIDS in a small village, Alex (Brazil), a 27-year-old gay man who is trying to rebuild his health and get back to living a full and productive life; and Lek (Thailand), a former sex worker.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Uganda: a different drummer (2002)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 29 Min.
Description: Documentary examining Uganda’s strategy to combat poverty and to reduce debt, including reforms in health care, education and infrastructure.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Mama Wahunzi: women blacksmiths (2002)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 57 Min.
Description: Documentary about a program teaching disabled Kenyan and Ugandan women to build low-cost wheelchairs to meet the pressing need for wheelchairs in their countries.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Général Idi Amin Dada: autoportrait = General Idi Amin Dada : a self-portrait (2002)
Format: DVD; Dolby digital mono; All regions.
Language: Narration and commentaries in English.
Run Time: 90 Min.
Description: A dark documentary of the self-styled dictator of Uganda providing a disturbing portrait of one of the 20th century’s most notorious figures.
Genre: Documentary

Title: The martyrs of Uganda : fires of hope (2001)
Format: VHS (PAL) format.
Genre: Drama

Title: Uganda: the war of the children (2000)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 45 Min.
Description: "In the Lord’s Resistance Army, eight out of ten rebels are under 16 years of age. Some are as young as 6. Providing rare footage of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, interviews with President Museveni and village and church leaders, and firsthand accounts of the child soldiers and their families, this program reveals the stark facts of life in northern Uganda’s Acholi villages. There thousands of children - both male and female - have been forcibly conscripted into the rebel army. Attempts at rehabilitation and repatriation of escaped and captured rebels are also emphasized"--Container.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Open secret: people facing up to HIV and AIDS in Uganda (2000)
Format: VHS (PAL)
Run Time: 36 Min.
Description: This video depicts how the Ugandan people, civil society organisations, political leaders and government agencies have breached the wall of silence surrounding the HIV epidemic, reduced HIV-related stigma and denial, and so made HIV/AIDS an "open secret."
Genre: Documentary  

Title: Our friends at the bank (1997)
Format: VHS
Language: In English and other local language with English subtitles.  
Run Time: 84 Min.
Description: Filmed over a period of 14 months, documents the negotiations between the World Bank, the IMF and Uganda in an attempt to understand and describe the relationship and its implications for Uganda. Describes the activities of James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, and Yoweri Museveni , leader of Uganda.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Crossroads = Het kruispunt (1997)
Format: VHS
Language: Multiple languages with English subtitles.
Run Time: 55 Min.
Description: "The location is a crossing of roads leading from Uganda into Tanzania and from Kenya via Rwanda to Zaire. Some years ago, Mama Shillingi started her "hotelli" at the crossroads. She offered food and shelter to truck drivers. Until, in 1994, thousands of dead bodies came floating down the nearby Kagera river. Shortly thereafter, the refugees came across the border. Within a few days, half a million people had settled there. Around a hamlet of four houses, a boom town arose called Benaco"--Container.
Genre: Documentary

Title: It’s not easy (1991)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 41 Min.
Description: Dramatic representation of middle-class Africans and their struggle to deal with the realities and challenges posed when a married Ugandan business executive contracts HIV and passes the infection to his wife and unborn child.
Genre: Drama

Title: AIDS counseling: the TASO experience (1990)
Format: VHS (PAL)
Run Time: 33 Min.
Description: The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) of Uganda presents its approach to HIV/AIDS counseling through case studies of three clients. The video is designed to be used in conjunction with the book: Living Positively with AIDS : the AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), Uganda, no. 2 in the Strategies for hope series.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Born in Africa: frontline, the AIDS quarterly special report (1990) 
Format: VHS
Language: English
Run Time: 88 Min.
Genre: Documentary  

Title: Entebbe encounter (1989)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 37 Min.
Description: Recreates the epidemic of sleeping sickness in Uganda, 1901, and the discovery of trypanosomes in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with the disease by a team of medical investigators.
Genre: Documentary

Title: To live with herds (1971)
Format: VHS
Language: English narration and subtitles.  
Run Time: 70 Min.
Description: An in-depth look at the lives of the Jie people of Losilang in the Karamoja district of northeastern Uganda. Their existence is characterized by seasonal migrations and subsistence herding of cattle. To the Jie, cattle are the source of all happiness, providing security and order in a harsh environment. This five part documentary presents the special problems of the Jie and the difficulties that the Ugandan government is having trying to incorporate them into its goals of modern nation-building.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Uganda rising (2006)
Format: DVD
Language: Narration in English, some dialogue in an unknown dialect with English and optional French subtitles
Run Time: 82 min.
Description: Examines the situation in northern Uganda, a region devastated by a civil war between Yoweri Museveni’s government forces and the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Genre: Documentary

Title: Invisible children (2006)
Format: DVD, region 1
Run Time: 56 min.
Description: In Uganda’s long-lasting civil war, many children have been abducted to be trained as child soldiers. This film documents the children’s life and general social conditions in Uganda in 2003.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Mama Wahunzi: women blacksmiths (2002)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 57 min.
Description: Documentary about a program teaching disabled Kenyan and Ugandan women to build low-cost wheelchairs to meet the pressing need for wheelchairs in their countries.
Genre: Documentary