Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2013
Ugandan (The)
Date de sortie en France : 00/00/0000
Pays concerné : Ouganda
Durée : 75 minutes
Genre : thriller
Type : fiction


Durant les 8 ans qu’a duré le règne de Idi Amin Dada, Ouganda a subi un déclin économique, une désintegration sociale, et de massive violations des droits humains. En 1978, la Commission Internationale de Juristes a estimé que plus de 100.000 Ougandais ont été tué sous le régime de la terreur de Amin Dada, certains pensent que c’est beaucoup plus encore.
Ce film fait le portrait de Raman, d’un survivant indien sous le régne de Idi Amin, qui subit un chantage de la petite amie, Becky, quand il vient réclamer les biens de son père.

Un film de Patrick Sekyaya

2013, Ouganda, Fiction, 1h15 min, Drame, anglais

avec Patrick Sekyaya, Arfaan Ahmed, Edlyn Sabrina, Halima Namakula et Dora Mwima

Ecrit et réalisé par Patrick Sekyaya

Produit par Alvin Kasule

2013 | 23ème Fespaco, Burkina Faso


The film chronicles several intertwined and complicated relationships that result from Idi Amin’s 1972 expulsion of Asians from Uganda.  Raman, an Indian survivor of Amin’s regime, is blackmailed by his Ugandan girlfriend (Becky) who wants a share of his father’s estate, to which he had assumed ownership. Drama unfolds when his daughter falls in love with Becky’s brother. The challenges of inter-racial relationships in a country polarized by deep mistrust on all sides come to the surface.

During the 8-year rule of Idi Amin Dada, Uganda was faced by economic decline, social disintegration, and massive human rights violations. In 1978, the International Commission of Jurists estimated that more than 100,000 Ugandans had been murdered during Amin’s reign of terror; some estimates place the figure much higher. The Ugandan focuses on Raman, an Indian survivor during Idi Amin’s regime, who is blackmailed by his girlfriend, Becky, when he claims his father’s property.

A film by Patrick Sekyaya

2013, Uganda, Drama, 75 min, English

starring Patrick sekyaya, Arfaan Ahmed, Edlyn Sabrina, Halima Namakula and Dora Mwima

Written & Directed by Patrick Sekyaya

Produced by Alvin Kasule
Summary for official catalogs :

In this riveting story of lies, love and xenophobia, we get a peak into the legacy of Idi Amin’s Uganda and the challenges of inter-racial relationships in a country where polarization has created a deep mistrust on all sides.The Ugandan took top honors at this year’s Silicon Valley African Film Festival, and stars the director as well as Halima Namakula and Dora Mwima.  Forrest Whitaker (who played Idi Amin in Last King of Scotland), Van Vickers of Nollywood, and Ghyslaine Tchouaga (Miss Africa USA) will all be in attendance at the premiere in Boston, which was chosen to host the premiere in part because of its large Ugandan expat population. The Kampala premiere will occur in early 2013.


The film is noteworthy for its specifically Ugandan take (that is, uniquely taking place in Uganda and produced/directed by Ugandans, even as Ugandan-ness itself is interrogated in the film) on the expulsions of Indians in 1972, and takes its place in a small but important filmic body dealing with the era, from an array of interesting perspectives.

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