Mariam Ndagire has steadily introduced herself on the list of Uganda’s top filmmakers. The actress-cum singer is set to release her 5th movie titled Where We Belong. The movie will be officially launched on December 19, but Ndagire says the shooting is done and her editing team is working on the final stages of the movie, which will be available to the public in two months. Some of the key actors in Where We Belong include Michael Wawuyo, Jonan Kisibo and Juliana Kanyomozi’s actress sister Laura Kahunde.
There were rumours that the movie has a story revolving around the tribal struggle in Uganda and the CBS FM closure issues but Ndagire has since rebuffed the claims.“The movie is about family politics; the issues affecting marriages, and love,” she says. The movie highlights the dilemma of a married couple that has failed to get a child in spite of trying almost all possible options.“In the African setting, a woman is always on the firing line when a couple can’t get a child but this movie shows you otherwise as both sides look for options,” she says.
She says the movie has improved quality of picture and sound. “My focus as far as Where We Belong is concerned has been on quality. We have many stories and actors in Uganda but our challenge has always been quality. The public should expect a nicely done movie,” she says. The movie will premiere at Ggaba Beach Gardens and it will be followed by a two-day film festival involving workshops and trainings. Ndagire has released about five movies, which include, Down this Road I Walk, Strength of a Stranger, and Heart in Pieces.