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.
Long absence from this blog, but our project isn't forgotten, of course. We have been editing what we shot with the funds collected through the crowdfunding campaign. Now we are in the middle of another tough part: finding the money to complete production and for post-production. We have a 30' rough cut and undergoing the difficult process of approaching institutions, foundations, broadcasters, sponsorship. Not much creativity at this stage, frustration is the word at present, but that's part of the work! We will make it soon or later (better soon than later of course). In the meanwhile, at this link you can see the updated trailer of the film. Hope you enjoy.