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The Boda Boda Thieves

BY YES! THAT’S US

Even though he is only 15 years old, when his father is injured in a road accident Abel takes up the responsibility of manning the family boda boda to provide for the family. Abel however, is always on the lookout for a shortcut and when a local hustler offer’s him the chance of being a snatch and grab get-away driver, he lurches headlong into a world of easy money and quick thrills.

It all turns sour though when Abel himself is robbed of his father’s boda boda. He is now forced to pile lie upon lie to his parents and the authorities as he searches for the stolen motorbike through the underbelly of Kampala.

 

AVAILABLE RIGHTS

All Rights Worldwide except Theatrical rights Kenya and Uganda

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Selection:
Berlinale International Film Festival 2015
Seattle International Film Festival 2015
Durban International Film Festival 2015
World Cinema Amsterdam 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Göteburg International Film Festival 2016
Toronto Black Film Festival 2016
AFI African Film Festival 2016
AfryKamera Warschau 2016
Augenblicke Hamburg 2016

ORIGINAL TITLE

Abaabi ba boda boda

 

YEAR

2015

GENRE

Feature Film – Drama

DURATION

96 min.

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Luganda

COUNTRY

South Africa, Germany, Kenya, Uganda

DIRECTOR

Donald Mugisha, James Tayler

WRITER

Donald Mugisha, James Tayler, Wanjiku S. Muhoho

CAST

Hassan ‘Spike’ Insingoma, Prossy Rukundo, Saul Mwesigwa, Michael Wawuyo, Peace Birungi

PRODUCTION

Switch Films, Augenschein Filmproduktion

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