Uganda’s culture is varied due to the vast number of groups. Many Asians (mainly from India) who were exiled from Uganda during Amin’s reign have returned.
The country’s national basketball squad is becoming more successful. The Silverbacks are the team’s moniker, and they made their debut in the 2015 FIBA Africa Championship.
Uganda qualified for the 2011 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the first time in July 2011, defeating Saudi Arabian baseball club Dharan LL, but they were unable to go owing to visa issues.
Uganda’s film industry is still in its infancy. It is growing rapidly, but it still confronts a number of obstacles. The growth of film festivals such as Amakula, Pearl International Film Festival, Maisha African Film Festival, and Manya Human Rights Festival demonstrates support for the sector. Filmmakers, on the other hand, face competition from marketplaces in other African nations, such as Nigeria and South Africa, as well as big-budget Hollywood films.
Feelings Struggle, directed and written by Hajji Ashraf Ssemwogerere in 2005, was the first officially recognized film made entirely by Ugandans. This year commemorates Uganda’s acceptance of film, a period when many film buffs were pleased to call themselves cinematographers in various capacities.
There are two kinds of filmmakers in the local film business. The first are filmmakers that utilize the guerilla method to filmmaking popularized by the Nollywood video film period, cranking out a film in two weeks and showing it in improvised video halls. The second is the director who has a film style but is restricted in finances and must rely on a competitive donor cash scramble.
Despite the fact that Ugandan film is developing, it nevertheless confronts significant difficulties. Along with technical difficulties like honing acting and editing abilities, there are also financing and government backing and investment issues. There are no film schools in the nation, banks refuse to provide money to film companies, and film distribution and marketing remain weak.
Starting in 2014, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is drafting rules that would compel Ugandan television to broadcast 70% Ugandan material, with 40% of it being independent productions. Ugandan cinema may become more popular and successful in the near future, with the focus on Ugandan film and the UCC rules favoring Ugandan films for mainstream television.