The film seeks to promote an inclusive society for persons living with disabilities.
By Helena Olori
Ugandan civil society organisations, “We Can Work” and “Reach A Hand” are set to release a feature film titled When You Become Me. The much-awaited movie is scheduled to premiere on March 15th, 2023. It showcases inspiring stories of persons with disabilities who have overcome obstacles and achieved success in spite of their physical limitations.
“Breaking barriers and stereotypes surrounding persons with disabilities is the key story we are telling with When You Become Me. It’s a story of courage in the face of adversity,” explains Humphrey Nabimanya, one of the film’s executive producers and founder of iKonAwards.
Nabimanya’s sentiments are echoed in the film’s script, written by Aganza Kisaka, and Ambrose Ngobi, and directed by Mathew Nabwiso, award-winning Ugandan actor and producer of the critically acclaimed Ugandan film, Rain. The film’s cast includes Atuhaire Emmanuel, Dorreck Ankunda, Lydia Abenaitwe, Musa Mwambu, and Nabimanya Atalia Reinders.
With 12.4% of Ugandan population living with disabilities, the film’s message goes beyond just entertainment as it seeks to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding disability inclusion in the communities, work places and elected offices in the East African country.
When You Become Me is a production of Uganda’s leading film house, SautiPlus Media Hub.