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Wakaliwood / A movies factory inside a slum (Kampala, Uganda)

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    Gold in Press/General News
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    Erberto Zani

Wakaliwood is not only a movies factory, but also an artistic and social experiment. Inside the slum of Wakaliga, one of poorest areas of Kampala (Uganda), Isaac Nabwuana created in ten years dozens of action movies with low budget. Working as actors, many teenagers from underdeveloped places of all country, keep clear of alcohol and drugs.
Training at martial arts, creating equipments to use on set and playing under the eyes of slum's residents. And with the “Wall of fame”, or “Wall of deads”, a list of foreign people who performed a role, and died, in one of the movies of Nabwuana.

Erberto Zani (Italy, 1978) is a freelance photographer, journalist and photo books designer, based in Basel - Switzerland. Since 1998 he worked as photographer in advertisement sector. Freelance since 2008, most of his works are focused on documentary-humanitarian themes. He cooperates with companies, magazines and No Profit Organizations, for photographs and editorial projects. Available for assignments internationally.

Awards 2018
Monochrome Photography Awards: 2nd place category "Abstract"
Chromatic Photography Awards: 1st Place "Street" category with Leathers drying.
IPA - International Photography Awards: 2nd place, category "Event / Social cause" for Rohingya's exodus.
Monochrome Photography Awards: 1st and 2nd place, category "Photojournalism"
IPA - International Photography Awards: 2nd place, category Book Documentary for "Black World"
PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris: Gold medal in Professional Book Documentary and Bronze medal in Professional Book People