An American Genre Film Archive Ottawa Premiere on Wednesday May 22nd – One Night Only!
*A special last minute surprise, we’ll have the 2x Fantastic Fest award winning director of Who Killed Captain Alex? on screen via Skype for a q&a after the film!
Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of Uganda Action Cinema, “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!”, and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema.
Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts aficionados produce dozens of gonzo action films in the Kampala ghetto with budgets that rarely exceed $200 USD. Utilizing scrap parts to build computers, machine guns and a full-sized Huey helicopter, these real-life superheroes inspire more heart, imagination and soul than a thousand Hollywood blockbusters.
“contains Ugandan commandos, kung fu, a MIDI version of Seal’s ‘Kiss from a Rose’, a rambunctious (and sometimes farting) in-film commentary track, and some more supa action. It’s a bat-shit crazy milestone to be honored in the film history books.” (The Film Stage)