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Man from the Mountains of the Moon

Filmmaker: Jill Marshall

Clovis Kabaseke lives and farms in the Fort Portal area of western Uganda, in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. He is the founder of the Botanical Gardens there and cultivates the ancient Artemisia herb in the hope that it will combat both the malaria and the poverty that blights […]

Bouncing Cats: Uniting the Children of Uganda through Hip-Hop

BOUNCING CATS film trailer from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Bouncing Cats is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. […]

TRADE-UGANDA: ‘‘Green’’ Burial Cloth Gets New Lease on Life

TRADE-UGANDA: ‘‘Green’’ Burial Cloth Gets New Lease on Life By Wambi Michael

Vincent Musubire (wearing hat) and local young designers show some of their bark cloth products. Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS

KAMPALA, Feb 6, 2009 (IPS) – Bark cloth, a fabric historically used by the Buganda in central Uganda to wrap their dead before burial, […]

Barkcloth Making in Uganda

Barkcloth making is an ancient craft of the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in southern Uganda. Traditionally, craftsmen of the Ngonge clan, headed by a kaboggoza, the hereditary chief craftsman have been manufacturing bark cloth for the Baganda royal family and the rest of the community. Its preparation involves one of […]