Bad Black

Screening Info:

Uganda | 2016 | 68 mins | Luganda with English subtitles

One Screening Only
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: Midnight (Doors open ½ prior to screening time)
The Broadway Theatre

Certifications: N/A
Content Guide: Action Violence,

Film Info:

Director: IGG Nabwana
Screenplay: Alan Hofmanis, IGG Nabwana
Producers: IGG Nabwana, Alan Hofmanis
Cast: Nalwanga Gloria, Alan Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda
Company: Wakaliwood

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Festivals: Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival


In the tin-roofed slums on the outskirts of Uganda’s capital, a one-of-a-kind movie industry dubbed “Wakaliwood” has arisen thanks to the tireless efforts of Nabwana I.G.G., who gathers together a literal village of amateurs to produce micro-budget kick-ass films filled with stunts, plot twists, and wonderfully cheap CGI effects. Nabwana’s latest breakneck gonzo epic is the story of a ruthless crime boss whose reign is challenged by an army of police, a kindly American doctor (producer Alan Hofmanis, a fan who moved to Uganda to help spread the word about Wakaliwood), and a scrappy local boy named Wesley Snipes who teaches commando-approved kung fu. Filled with prison riots, motorcycle chases, gun fights, poo-poo, and insanely entertaining hype-man narration, Bad Black is such a raucous treat that it won the Audience Award at Austin’s Fantastic Fest despite being up against established filmmakers and big-budget productions. Matt Lynch from Scarecrow Video said, “See a community represent itself onscreen simply because it must, the only way it knows how, with no regard for your ideas of narrative or aesthetic convention. Supa Action. Wakaliwood Forever!”


Screens With:

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