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Museveni girls pay tribute to their parents in 27 Guns

Isaiah 60 Productions last weekend had a private premiere for its debut film, 27 Guns, at Cinema Magic, Naalya.

The war biopic follows the guerilla war days of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Arnold Mubangizi), who leads a group of young men into an armed liberation struggle for Uganda.

Set in the 1980s, 27 Guns is the second biggest Ugandan film of 2018 to be opened to a star-studded audience, after Love Faces that premièred on January 4.

The Museveni family with some of the actors at the premiere of 27 Guns

With lots of Ugandan liberation stories to pick from including Fronasa fighters who underwent military training in Montepuez in Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique and the untold story of Fred Rwigyema, the production of 27 Guns may sow opportunities for adaptation of other rich stories into films.

It casts Diana Kamuntu (Janet Kataaha Museveni), Jonnie Magyezi (Fred Rwigyema), Alan Katongole (Al Hajji Moses Kigongo), Sezi Jedidiah Nuwewenka (Salim Saleh), Aganza Kisaka (Proscovia Nalweyiso), Cleopatra Koheirwe (Alice Karamuzi Kaboyo), Ayent T. Steve (Maj Gen Julius Oketta), Kenny Katuramu (Pecos Kutesa), Lenz Vivasi (Patrick Lumumba), Alexon Audax (Hannington Mugabi), Daniel Murungi (Kasasira), Daniel Kandiho (Fred Mugisha), and Jenkins Mutumba (Elly Tumwine). 

The screenplay was written by M.F. Ssemujju and Sharpe Ssewali; the film is directed by Natasha Karugire and Sharpe Ssewali, and produced by Esteri Akandwanaho and Enock Ikrirza.

Esteri and Natasha

27 Guns sets a high bar for Isaiah 60 Productions and marks a big entrance onto the film scene by the Museveni/Saleh children, who have acting, production and directorial roles.

Kamuntu and Karugire are President Museveni’s daughters, while Akandwanaho is their cousin – daughter to Gen Salim Saleh.

Also Ssewali, formerly with the gospel singing group First Love, shows off his other talents in the arts with this production.

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Comments

+5 #1 Kelly 2018-09-13 14:15
Hmmmm. What don't you expect. It has to be Kamuntu, Karugire, Akandwanaho, Magyezi, Koheirwe and not just Omara, Ssebadduka, Lekuru, Kakaire, Mujasi, Eresu.

Not just the dialects in the name but also from the inner sanctum. So what do you expect the so called concert/movie to depict if not distortion of facts!

By the way, for those who will be privileged to watch it, does the movie also portray the infamous "kandoya" style punishment, the NRA rag tag soldiers dressed as Obote soldiers and speaking "Kicwa-ili" clobbering the skulls of civilians? It will be curious to know what the first daughter directed.
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+5 #2 Jama 2018-09-14 02:36
By the time Ugandans are being murdered ,tortured and violently arrested these first daughters take the pleasure to exhibit the violence of their parents on the screen.

Another waste of public funds. Maybe the wasted amount is worth a cancer machine.

I guess if they included the children their fathers employed as soldiers, when they were in Sweden enjoying sausages and going to school.
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+6 #3 Lakwena 2018-09-14 12:12
In other words, what an abomination!

Daughters and girls of men who smell the dead bodies of innocent Ugandans in Luweero, Northern Uganda, Teso and Kasese.

I wonder whether it does not cross their minds that: just like their fathers are now doing unto Hon Kyakulanyi, Zaake, Nambooze etc.; their fathers should have been tortured, be in prison and/or hanged for treason and actually being found in possession of 27 illegal firearms.

Eish. What a falsehood: First and Second generation of a 32-year capital offenders/criminals!

Their blood must be green with the evil their parents committed and continue to commit against Ugandans.
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0 #4 rubangakene 2018-09-14 21:11
I haven't seen the movie but I hope it is not about the Good, the Bad and The God Knows what!
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