December 6, 2021

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‘Girl in Yellow Jumper’ becomes first Ugandan film on Netflix

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Filmmaker Loukman Ali’s “The Girl in the Yellow Jumper” has become the first Ugandan film to grace video streaming platform Netflix.

The film written and directed by Ali follows a story of a man who is drugged and taken hostage while watching TV.

When he escapes, he goes back home with a story to tell.

It stars actors and actresses; Rehema Nanfuka, Gladys Oyenbot, Michael Wawuyo Jr, and Michael Wawuyo Sr.

It was confirmed but the producers were bargaining to get the services of American-based Ugandan actor Ntare Mbaho Mwine.

Mwine is one of the lead actors in popular American drama, The Chi, plus his earlier exploits in 40, Queen of Katwe, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes, among others.

Others include; popular actor and singer Maurice Kirya and American actor and producer Morocco Omari from the popular drama, Empire.

Loukman has also produced short films, Blind Date, and 16 Rounds.

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