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Ellah returns to the screen with new film

Since her character in the Sanyu series was killed off, Ellah has been off the small and silver screenand now returns in a gripping drama about the complexities of a career-driven woman’s life.

A scene from Sabotage, a film director and producer Mathew Nabwiso hopes will spark important conversations about the importance of consent and the need for comprehensive sex education.

Since she made her screen debut back in 2016 on NTV’s Second Chance, former Miss Uganda Stella Nantumbwe, alias Ellah, has continuously proved she was born for it.

A scene stealer, Ellah has announced herself onto the scene a number of times; that one time, her spirited performance as a talent manager in Bella even landed her a Best Supporting Actress accolade at the Uganda Film Festival.

Yet since her character in the Sanyu series was killed off, Ellah has been off the small and silver screen for some time now.

Matthew Nabwiso (L) the film producer and director and Humphrey Nabimanya, Executive producer. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Ellah joins a few other actors, such as Sharifa Ali, Denis Kinani, and Pelly, Nampanga Pelly, for a gripping drama about a career-driven woman who finds love and is excited about her dream traditional wedding until she finds out she is carrying her father-in-law’s child.

A collaboration between Sauti +Media Hub and Nabwiso Films, Sabotage is centred on the themes of culture and traditional values and how these intersect with the sexual and reproductive health rights of women in Uganda.

Louis Muhereza’s novel Sabotage examines the complexities of a career-driven woman’s life as she navigates romance and unforeseen difficulties. It delves into the intersection of culture and traditional values, with women’s sexual and reproductive health rights at the centre of it.

The movie is Matthew Nabwiso’s third collaboration with Ellah; the two previously worked together on Bella and the Sanyu series. He says this film addresses sexual assault as well as unplanned pregnancies, especially among adults.

“We are excited about giving you a preview of the world of sabotage,” he said.

Nabwiso hopes that the film will spark important conversations about the importance of consent and the need for comprehensive sex education. He believes that by shedding light on these issues, Sabotage can contribute to a more inclusive and informed society.

The film’s executive producer and Reach a Hand’s founder, Humphrey Nabimanya, say as an organisation, they are thrilled by the progress. The organisation has for the past years been using film to communicate with productions such as Kyaddala, When You Become Me, and now Sabotage.

Sabotage will be premiering on February 15, and the producers hope to take the film around for public screenings to ensure many Ugandans see it.

Ellah during the reveal of Sabotage.

Meanwhile, Reach A Hand is also involved in yet another film project, the iKon Film and Television Awards, whose nominations have been announced. The Passenger by Faridah Nakanjako and Meddy Sserwadda leads the nominations with a mention in all top categories such as Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Cinematography, among others.

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