Ssekukkulu: A Movie About the Ugandan Style of Christmas to Premiere Next Month.
We have had many local Ugandan stories told, from cannibals (Basezi) to family dramas, but we have yet to see a film about Christmas in Uganda. If you're old, you remember the Christmas period differently from how it is now. If you grew up in a wealthy family, your experience of Christmas is different from those of us who grew up in poor villages.
Many stories can be told about Christmas in Uganda, from the festivities in town to the abundance of meat prepared in the villages and the traditional fireside gatherings with the grannies. Sharon Ishimwe, a Canadian-based Ugandan filmmaker, has decided to tell this story from her perspective.