KAMPALA —President Yoweri Museveni has on 25 Wednesday September endorsed the Kony Order From Above movie that was previously preselected for nominations of the 92 Oscar Awards.
Orders from above is a Ugandan starred and centered film by Atonga Media on the actual happenings of the Kony LRA revel activities in Northern Uganda.
In his message about the movie, Museveni described it as one of the stepping Stones to reinforce the values of peace and harmony to the hearts of Ugandans.
The much anticipated movie is however still showing in the Cinemas at the century Cinemax Acacia mall until September 2019.
The movie premiere took place at Century Cinemax Acacia Mall, Kisementi, a city suburb.
The highly attended screening started with a red carpet and cocktail at around 6pm before sending revellers that included, among others Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru and Aruu County legislator Odonga Otto, to a fun-filled experience.
Steven Ayeny, the movie director, thanked Ugandans for the overwhelming attendance.
“The movie premiere was a success, people turned up in large numbers. It became so emotional and it was so hard to hold my tears. I apologize that there was a technical issue that was sorted. I want to thank Uganda, UCC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Phaneroo, UGarol, APT communications”.
“Wow it was amazing! People loved it and their response was so positive, King Oyo, some MPs, UPDF, UCC guys were all there. It was the powerful premier expected, the cinema hall was too full, some people stood, others sat on the carpet,” said Simon Nyahahuma, one of the revellers.
“Very Inspiring. By God’s Grace I am buying another 10 tickets for people,” a one Joe Rwabose noted.
Despite the excitement, a somber mood found its way into the hearts of the merrymakers when it was disclosed that the Kony role actor Chanpapo Godfrey was unable to evidence the successful story of the movie he acted; he passed on last year.
The premiere was also used to honour the fallen star. Chanpapo’s relative who described the deceased as a fighter revealed that he died of organ failure. Ayeny described the actor as a man with so much talent, passion and calmness both on-screen and in real life.”The screening became so emotional and it was so hard to hold my tears.” “So sad Mr Kony passed on. Very emotional moment at the end,” said Comfort Asimwe.