Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

Movie: Reviewed by: Brian Bwengye Director: Mira Nair Genre: Biography, drama, sport Release date: October 7, 2016 (Uganda) Top cast: Lupita Nyongo as Harriet Nakku, Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi and David Oyelowo as Robert Katende Director Mira Nair returns to Uganda once again, three decades after she made Mississippi Masala. While Mississippi Masala centred on a middle-class Indian- Ugandan family forced into exile by Idi Amin, the Queen of Katwe is an inspirational biopic set in the slums of Uganda. Although Queen of Katwe is a much better film, most people do not see…

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Two students scoop Rwenzori Teens’ awards

Rose and Maxwell (Photos by Doreen Kajeru)

BY KYOMUHENDO MUGWANI Rose Nakyanzi and Maxwell Kitooke, both second-year students of Mass Communication at Uganda Christian University were on September 24 each awarded in the Rwenzori Teens Awards (RTA) in Fort Portal, Kabarole district. Some of the categories in which they participated were artist of the year, best news actor, best television and radio presenter, among others. Kakuru Kahinda, who was the organiser of the RTA, said the awards were meant to recognise young people who have been outstanding in the media and music industries in Uganda. Nakyanzi, who…

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Movie: God’s Not Dead

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  BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Director: Harold Cronk Genre: Drama Run Time: 1hour 53min Released: August 2014 Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), a Christian and college freshman, is the only one among his class of 80 philosophy students, to refuse to sign a paper saying that ‘God is dead’. What follows is an arrangement by the atheist Prof. Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) to force Josh to present his arguments to prove that God is real and, therefore not dead. The college freshman delivers his argument by providing foundational principles to support the existence…

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Bakonjo crowned 2016 Cultural Gala champions

performance during the cultural gala (Photo by Bright Niwaha)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Kasese UCU Students’ Association has been crowned winners of the 2016 Cultural Gala. The competition took place on October 15 in Nkoyoyo Hall. Based on the theme: “Culture for holistic development,” the gala had various activities including folk songs, plays, cultural dress exhibitions, and cultural dance. The participants were evaluated for timekeeping, relevance, creativity, uniqueness, among others. A total of 15 cultural groups were involved in the event. These were: the Basamya Bagwe, Banyarwanda, Bamasaba, Bafumbira, Lugbara, Kakwa, Iteso, Banyakigezi, Batooro, Banyankole, Bakonjo, Baganda Nkobazambogo, Acholi, Langi,…

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