The Route

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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)


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