Cinema: Uganda Exodus


Directed by EUGENE S. JONES

In 1972 Iain Ross, a white British citizen born in Uganda, began turning his job over to a black man. For six years Ross had been chief warden of the Kidepo Valley National Park, 500 sq. mi. of wilderness near the border of Sudan and Kenya. Animals roam free there under park protection, but are in danger from poachers. Outside the park, a conflict splutters and periodically burns between Uganda and Tanzania, like the brushfires that menace the park itself.

The metaphor for racial tension is...

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