By Hussein Kiganda
Ugandan filmmakers under the umbrella of Pearlwood are excited about receiving film equipment from the United Nations Development Programme.
Pearl Wood received two motion cameras and a computer set to help them produce quality movies at low costs.
The General Secretary of Pearlwood, Julius Bwanika told The Kampala Sun that the gadgets are meant to support the less privileged filmmakers and to support women in film.
“We received two video cameras from UNDP mainly to empower women and other groups of people that are not well equipped and supported in the community,” he said.
One of the cameras is already in use and the first beneficiary, Christine Nanyonjo, is making her first movie called “My Wife’s Sister”. Nanyonjo told The Kampala Sun that it’s a pleasure for her to be working on her first movie with high quality equipment.
“The project is moving on well and I have not yet found any problem with the gadget. I am just happy that I am the first person to use it and on my first project,” Nanyonjo said.
Bwanika explained that the equipment is available to only Pearl wood members and a producer must have had one movie made before or if it’s their first time, they should be co-producing with one that has made some projects.