The Boda Boda Thieves

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Wed, Apr 20, 2016 9:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Abaabi ba Boda Boda
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Images of Africa
Tags:Crime
Drama
Social Justice
Family Drama
Coming-of-Age
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2015
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:Uganda
Kenya
South Africa
Language:Luganda
Website:OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Print Source:Rushlake Media
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdV-nQ7laGE
Cast/Crew
Director:Donald Mugisha
Producer:James Tayler
Cinematographer:Carol Burandt von Kameke
Screenwriter:Donald Mugisha
James Tayler
Wanjiku S. Muhoho
Editor:James Tayler
Composer:Peter Miles
Graeme Lees
Principal Cast:Hassan ‘Spike’ Insingoma
Prossy Rukundo
Saul Mwesigwa
Michael Wawuyo
Peace Birungi
Filmography:The Kampala Story ('11)

Description

Abel lives two lives—that of an obedient 15-year-old son and that of a street-wise tough guy more interested in gambling than finding a job. When his father is injured in an accident, Abel must take over his father's boda boda, motorcycle taxi, to support the family. But one bad decision leads to another, and Abel wakes along the side of the road with boda boda, and his family’s livelihood, gone. Director Donald Mugisha brings neorealism to Uganda in this poignant riff on the De Sica’s classic Bicycle Thieves.


Press

"A Ugandan riff on 'Bicycle Thieves.'" - Hollywood Reporter


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