The Route

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This article is about the Ugandan film. For the medieval Irish territory, see Route, County Antrim.
The Route
The Route film poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed by Jayant Maru
Produced by Jayant Maru
Screenplay by Jayant Maru
  • Sharon Detoro
  • Esther Bwanika
  • Bwanika Felix
  • Edlyn Sabrina
  • Thomas Kayondo
  • Debie Kagisha
  • Angie
  • Edward Isyagi
Music by Producer Nessim
Cinematography Eric Wamasebu
Mahj Films
Release dates
  • 26 July 2013 (2013-07-26) (Uganda National Cultural Center)
Country Uganda
Language Luganda & English

The Route is a Ugandan film directed by Jayant Maru, based on a screenplay he wrote. It is about human trafficking in Uganda.[1]


  • Sharon Detoro as Samantha
  • Thomas Kayondo as Sam
  • Edlyn Sabrina as Sabrina
  • Felix Bwanika as Mr. Nyobobo
  • Bwanika Esther as Mother


  • Nominated for the Best Feature Film in Uganda's Film Festival (2013)
  • Nominated for best Feature Film at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (2013)
  • Nominated for best feature Film at the Manya Human Rights Film Festival (2013)
  • Won best feature film at the Nile Diaspora International Film Festival (2013)
  • Official Selection at the FESTICAB Burundi Film Festival (2014)
  • Nominated for best production in the Diaspora at Kalasha Awards (2014)
  • Official Selection at the Herat International Women's Film Festival (2015)
  • Won Best East African Feature Film at Mashariki African Film Festival (2015)


  1. ^ "Film director explores social themes". Retrieved 30 August 2016.