Cinema Red Pill is a film podcast by Uganda based cinephiles Sharon Rwakatungu (@sharonrwaky), Timothy Niwamanya (@Sir_Tesh) and Joel Tugaineyo (@jntugaineyo). Listen for movie reviews and commentary every week. We talk about classic and contemporary films from Africa and everywhere else.
Shaka Zulu (1986 TV Miniseries)with Gloria Kiconco - (Episode 91)
Timothy and Sharon are joined by Poet/Writer/Zinemaker and all round phenomenal artist Gloria Kiconco to talk about Shaka Zulu, a miniseries that played on UTV back in the day (we can't remember exactly when!).
We talk about its controversial initial release, speculate the accuracy of the show, talk about what its like to watch a show like this today and its power and significance overall.
If you watched Shaka Zulu while growing up as well, let us know your story! The miniseries position as a staple in many homes might call for a follow up episode to hear more from other people! Reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch up with Brenda Ibarah: Top 5 from our movie/tv lists - (Episodes 90)
Welcome to our 90th episode! Ten more to 100! We took an unplanned hiatus due to the pandemic and the difficulties of recording. But now, we're back!!
In this episode, Sharon sits down with writer, director and actor Brenda Ibarah to catch up and talk about the movies they have been watching these past few months. Making a top 5 of the ones that stood out.
Lockdown Check-in: What we've been watching - (Episode 89)
Our first episode since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Uganda, we're happy to connect online and talk about how we've been coping with the lockdown. Get into the various films we've been watching from movies, youtube videos, tik tok, new streaming services and much more.
Wakaliwood's Bad Black - (Episode 88)
Bad Black had an initial release in 2016 but it's finally on YouTube! So we watched it and discussed the film, Wakaliwood and Nabwana I.G.G's style and legacy with the help of our knowledgeable host Timothy Niwamanya. Enjoy!
6 Underground / Bad Boys For Life - (Episode 87)
We're talking blockbusters! In this episode, we discuss Michael Bay's recent Netflix release '6 underground' and the 3rd instalment of the Bad Boys franchise 'Bad Boys For Life'
Atlantics - (Episode 86)
We talk about Mati Diop's phenomenal debut feature film 'Atlantics'.
Available on Netflix now!