DOX:LAB is a project by Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH: DOX). Twelve (12) directors from Denmark/Scandinavia are working together with 12 directors from developing countries which results in 12 creative documentary films per year. We want to support, within the frame of Youth & Film, that 1 film a year (in the 3 year period) is produced within this context and ensure that the films be created from a youth point of view (by professionals). In 2009/2010 Ugandan Film Director Carol Kamya (IVAD Productions) worked together with Danish Director Boris Bertram.
Donald Mugisha (Uganda) and Kasper Bisgaard (Denmark)both attended the DOX:LAB workshop in November 2010, where they developed their initial idea for a documentary film. CPH:DOX has produced a film co-directed by Donald Mugisha. The film entitled “The Kampala Story” had its premiere in Aarhus, Denmark on August 30th 2011and was screened at CPH:DOX International Film Festival in Copenhagen in November 2011. The Kampala story is a documentary drama about how 21st Century technology is having a huge influence on the daily lives of the ordinary people in Africa. The main character is a 14 years old girl, Apio who lives with her mother in rural Uganda and run their house hold on money wired through money service from the father who works at a communication company in Kampala. One day the money transfers stop and Apio decides to travel alone to Kampala to find her father.
The second project will be undertaken by Frederick Kigozi (Uganda) and Mira Jargil (Denmark). They too attended the DOX:LAB workshop in November 2011, from where they developed their initial idea for a documentary film. Writing the manuscripts will start in January 2012 and the complete film will be screened at CPH:DOX International Film Festival in Copenhagen in November 2012.