Two great filmmakers, Malcolm Bigyemano and Hibo Elmi join me this week to talk about a few new international releases. We discuss ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’, get nostalgic about ‘Power Rangers’ and political about ‘War of the Planet of the Apes’. Malcolm and Hibo then update me on the films they are working on. Enjoy!

Following the kickstarter campaign ‘Sembene Across Africa’ where the “Sembene!” documentary was screening for free in communities across the African continent; we gathered to discuss Ousmane Semebene’s legacy as the Father of African Cinema and his first feature film “Black Girl”. I (Sharon Rwakatungu) am joined by Oscar Harding, a film researcher and producer based in the UK along with my recurring contributors Timothy Niwamanya, Joel Tugaineyo, Nick Muhereza and Gary Mugisha.

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I had a conversation with Ugandan director/writer/producer Kizito Samuel Saviour about how he got into the industry, learnt the tricks of the trade and directed his first feature film “Bunjako”. Bunjako was a great success and days after our conversation it was announced that the film was nominated at the African Movie Academy Award for Best First Time Director of a Feature Film. Listen to him talk about how this film came to exist.

Nick Muhereza joins me this week to talk about one of the most brilliant directors of the 20th Century ‘Ingmar Bergman’ and two of his films ‘Persona’ and ‘The Seventh Seal’ which is one of Nicks favorite films of all time. We talk about how dense these movies are, our interpretations and how more people need to see these films.

We talk about the different movies we have seen so far this year. Solomon Ngati joins in to talk about ‘The Fate of Furious’ while Joel and Sharon talk briefly about ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, the Disney live action remake ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’.