By Hussein Kiganda
The movie Tembele, which won three major awards; Best Actor In Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor In Feature Film, and Best Feature Film at the Uganda Film Festival 2022, is set to premiere on August 7, 2022, at the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala.
The movie features award-winning actor Patriq Nkakalukanyi in the lead role supported by Ronah Ninsiima and Cosmas Sserubogo.
It was written and produced by Morris Mugisha, best known for representing Uganda at the Big Brother Africa in 2008.
He is also known for his hit movie Stain which won major national and continental awards.
The movie centres around Tembele, a garbage collector, who works on a truck 12 hours a day in the chaotic Kampala city.
Tembele (Patriq Nkakalukanyi) and his wife (Ronah Ninsiima) are expecting their first child together.
Little does Tembele know that the child is to die soon after birth.
The shock of the loss leaves Tembele mentally disturbed. He is in denial over the death. He still believes that his son is alive.
The next day, while other people are mourning, he goes to work happily.
When he returns home, he finds the baby’s bed smashed beyond repair.
Tembele wages a verbal battle with his friends, claiming that they do not love his newborn son.
The movie highlights mental health challenges and provides simple solutions.