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Uganda's Slum Tarantino

Isaac Nabwana and his business partner, Alan Hofmanis are making hit low-budget action films in Uganda.

Isaac Nabwana's films feature car chases, choreographed fight scenes and special effects but they are made on a shoestring budget. When Alan Hofmanis, a movie buff from New York, heard about Isaac he was inspired to move to Uganda to work on his films. Outlook hears from them both.

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(Photo: On set in Wakaliga, Kampala. Credit: Ramon Film Production)

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