Ugandan premiere of “Searching for Sugar Man” draws record audience in Kampala.
On 19 February the British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne, and the Country Director of the British Council in Uganda, Peter Brown, hosted a reception at LaBonita Theatre in central Kampala, before the premiere screening of British-made Documentary film “Searching For Sugar Man”.
Kampala’s cultural elite, members of the diplomatic and business communities and other guests gathered to celebrate the best of British film production before settling down to enjoy the BAFTA and Oscar award-winning film, which explores themes of freedom of expression, and the power of music to break down barriers.
The event was a highlight of the Euro-African Kampala Film Festival, a joint venture between diplomatic missions of European Union members states in Kampala, their respective cultural organisations, the EU Delegation in Kampala, Maisha Film Lab and Garage Films.
The aim of the festival is to show the cultural diversity and richness of Europe and Africa, and provide opportunities for discovering new young film-making talent from Uganda and other parts of Africa.
The week-long festival will include several screenings at LaBonita Theatre, including special youth screenings.