In a remote lake of Uganda, girls who were getting pregnant before marriage were abandoned on the tiny island of Akampene, aka Punishment Island. Here most died, but some were saved by men in search of free brides.
Laura Cini, an Italian filmmaker, went to the area on 2011 to look for survivors. The mission was successful and now she completed a hour documentary on the story which was supported by crowdfunders and the Italian Ministry of Culture. Premiering soon.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Punishment Island needs you!
Our campaign on Ulule has started. We have less than two months to raise at least 10.000 Euros, the minimum amount needed to get a small crew to Uganda as soon as possible and complete shooting with the survivors of Akampene. If we don't meet this goal by deadline, all supporters will be refunded. Crowdfunding proved to be the only possible alternative, since it is so difficult nowadays to raise funds for cultural projects in more traditional ways. Even with a small contribution you can help us tell this unique story about the heavy difficulties that women face in remote corners of the world.