The Ugandan director Joseph Kenneth Ssebaggala, alias JOSEph S KEN, once heard from a former witch doctor how this man was highly respected in society and, like a god, was asked to solve all problems.
Ssebaggala's second no-budget film That Small Piece is based on a true story from 1992, when a quarrel about a piece of land acquired illegally was solved with witchcraft. The heart of the drama is a story reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet about two lovers who are driven apart by a conflict about a plot of land. The young man goes mad after being subjected to witchcraft and the quarrel gets out of hand.
Witchcraft is still widely used in Uganda to solve conflicts. With his simply told and locally produced film, shot around the town of Nsangi in the Wakiso District, Ssebaggala wants to show that many lives could be spared if people were to approach official organisations instead of the miracle man.


Original title
Akataka
Filmmaker
JOSEph S KEN
Premiere
International première
Country
Uganda
Year
2011
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Length
90’
Language
English
Producer
JOSEph S KEN
Production Company
Zenken Films Uganda Limited
Sales
Zenken Films Uganda Limited
Writer
Joseph Kenneth Ssebaggala
Cinematography
Peter Muhumuza
Editor
Joseph Kenneth Ssebaggala
Production Design
Betty Nabatesa
Sound Design
Kasozi Kaz
Music
Kasozi Kaz
Cast
Peter Bwanika, Simon Peter Kivumbi
Website
http://www.youtube.com/zenkenfilms