Uganda film producer Richard Mulindwa, whose films “What If”, “Mistakes Gals Do” and “Contention” won big in the recently concluded New Vision Film Awards asserts that the film industry in Uganda has not been able to blossom as it should because of political interference.
Talking to TV in town, Mulindwa explained that politics makes it hard to implement several laws that would have promoted the film industry.
“Politics has been a problem to the industry. Whenever we want to push for something as an industry, there is always a group of people that politically fights it and we end up losing interest in it,” he said.
He however observed that the industry has developed over the years because Ugandans have started making better films in picture quality, production, and technology. He is only disappointed by the failure of the Ugandan audience to embrace Ugandan films.
“I am happy that now the industry has elevated. Ugandans have failed to appreciate our work yet they watch content from other countries that is similar to ours. It is so disturbing that Ugandans have the habit of rejecting our own,” he said
Mulindwa calls upon other media houses to pick interest in the film industry, as Vision Group did, and start showing Ugandan films in prime time. He said this will help the audience to know its stars and films.