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Ugandan Kung Fu Culture Fuels Independent Cinema

In Kampala’s suburbs and slums, kung fu is becoming a popular way to get in shape, learn discipline and break into the country’s booming action film industry, known as Wakaliwood. For kids learning the martial arts, becoming a famous action star has become the ultimate goal. In a suburb outside Kampala, Kizza Ssejjemba is hard at work.  He is teaching a group of 10-year-olds how to punch. A longtime adherent of kung fu, Ssejjemba holds classes weekly, attends three kung fu...

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