Youth Matinee

Kalabanda

A Kalabanda is a mythical creature that is said to haunt schools in Uganda. Tendo, shows up to class one day without homework claiming that a "Kalabanda" ate it. Who'd believe such a lame excuse? No one! How will Tendo prove his story? The story brings an Ugandan twist to the popular excuse "a dog ate my homework.”

 

Supa Moda

Plucky Jo’s head is filled with the superheroes and action films that she so loves. Her posters of action heroes brighten the walls of the hospital where she battles cancer, and keep the spirits up and imaginations active for all the children who share her ward. So when her mother decides to take her home, she feels cut off from the community that helps her cope. It’s Jo’s older sister, Mwix, who understands that the magical, communal nature of filmmaking might be the very force to sustain Jo and the whole town of Mawel, proving it takes a village, and sometimes a movie, to make things better together.