Away from reading books and surfing the internet, Africa speaks volume. Africa is a continent of natural beauty, beautiful scenery and good weather. Watching a movie is inspirational and is a quick way of learning about some of the African countries because most of the scenes are based on true story and facts, it is very important to know as much information and history of the African country you are to visit. Various movies like rampage, kingkog that show case the mountain gorillas will inspire you to have a close encounter with such a huge gentle giant. Some of the inspiring movies to visit Africa are discussed below,
The Queen of Katwe
This movie depicts the life of odds in Uganda, where a girl was struggling with her mum to earn a living and by good luck she meets up with a Good Samaritan who introduced her to the game of playing chess, together with the help of her family and teacher she emerges the chess champion. This movie is a real life story and inspirational, it was shot in Uganda, katwe a suburb in Kampala. While you visit Uganda you will be able to experience such kind of environment.
The God’s Must Be Crazy
The movie is comical yet interesting to watch when xi and his Shan were happily living in the Kalahari Desert and one day a coca cola bottle fell down from the plane and he believed it was a present from the gods.
Due to the conflict this bottle was bringing between him and his family xi decides they do a pilgrimage at the edge of the world and dispose it.
This tells a lot about people of the rural ancient days who knew and had little knowledge of the western world.
Most people refer to this movies as the “Bush Men Movie”. Would you like to see the bushmen who still exist in Africa? Why not plan a safari to southern Africa and get to understand the life of these people?
Gorillas in the Mist
This is a true and real life documentary by the primatologist Dian fossey who lived with the gorillas for 18 years in the volcanoes national park while studying them, and eradicating their conservation until they were recognized on the international scene. Mountain gorilllas are now 1004 in number in the whole world and it’s believed without the efforts of Dian Fossey, mountain gorillas would be extinct. The movie gorillas in the mist will show you how deep animals and humans can relate. Visit Uganda, Rwanda and Congo for this awesomeness.
Tsotsi (which means “thug” in township patois) is a 2005 film directed by Gavin Hood. The film is an adaptation of the novel Tsotsi, by Athol Fugardis. Set in Soweto, one of South Africa’s notoriously crime-ridden townships just outside of Johannesburg. The story is based on Tsotsi, the name of the central character, an orphan, played by Presley Chweneyagae who steals a car only to discover a baby in the back seat and inadvertently ends up having to look after the young baby which brings about a change in him that couldn’t be foreseen.The film won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006.
The Last King of Scotland
This movie shows ways of the late president of Uganda Idi Amin in the 1970’s how he used to torture, corruption and abuse human rights of Uganda. The movie paraphrased from his saying the king of Scotland. Before you visit Uganda it a must a watch to see how Ugandans have escaped the political challenges where thousands died brutality.
The Lion King
In the plain lands of East Africa a pride of lions a born, this animated movie is an inspiration to watch and leaves an imagination of how these mammals live in the wild. A safari to Uganda will take you to a pride of lions and all these other mammal species in their natural environment.
Long Walk to Freedom
This is an auto biography written by the LATE South African president Nelson Mandela. It shows the life of nelson Mandela and how he was imprisoned for 27 years before becoming the president in the once segregated society. This movie is a true life story of Nelson Mandela being a humble herd’s man, who went through torture and injustice to the president of south Africa.
This movie showcases the outbreak of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda where thousands of people lost their lives. The Tutsi people were killed by the interahamwe militia, the movie is based on a true story of Paul Rusesabagina, who saved more than a 1,000 refugees from being killed by hiding them in a hotel that he managed making it look normal on the outside of the operation. When you visit Rwanda you will learn more about this horrific story of 1994 and visit the various genocide memorials in Rwanda.
Black panther shows the African nation Wakanda, telling the story of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda who returns home to take his rightful place as king of the isolated, technologically advanced African nation following the death of his father.in the movies you will find the beautiful scenes of Bwindi forest national park, as number travel destination for the mountain gorillas, you will also be able to spot MT Rwenzori, the ice capped mountain in Uganda.