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NOTE: Some of these videos are Hollywood features and as such, must be taken with a grain of salt. I sometimes think if Hollywood made a movie about the sunset, few of us could recognize it. Keep this in mind if you view any of these videos. Enjoy the scenery and people and consider the storyline to be Hollywood history.
Raid on Entebbe A 1977 adventure which deals with the Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport to free the hostage of Air France flight 139 on July 4,1976. Cast includes: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, and Jack Warden and was directed by Irvin Kershner. 2hours 30 minutes.
Mountains of the Moon A 1990 feature directed by Bob Rafelson which chronicles the adventures of Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, and their 19th century search (begun in 1854) for the source of the Nile. The book is based on the novel "Burton and Speke" by William Harrison and their search which ended with world-wide fame and mutual recriminations. The cast includes: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw, James Villiers, and John Savident and is rated R based on violent content. 2 hours 15 minutes.
Uganda & Zaire (Congo) is a commercially made tourist video, part of the Globe Trekker series. In this video, Nikki Grosse travels in Uganda to Biwindi Park, Kasese where she climbs the Rwenzori's, and then on into Zaire (Congo). The scenery is magnificent.
Mississippi Masala is a 1992 movie which begins and ends in Uganda. The movie gets it's R rating from the portion filmed in the United States in Greenwood, Mississippi, and here I recommend using the fast-forward feature. The Ugandan portion of the film chronicles the expulsion of an Indian lawyer and his family under Idi Amin. The Ugandan scenes are genuine and I suspect capture a true sense of what this period in Uganda history must have been like. The movie ends with the lawyer returning to Uganda to find the lasting effects of Amin's rule. Back to Timeline History.