Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Oct 7 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:64 minutes
Director:Nabwana I.G.G
Year Released:2010
Production Country:Uganda


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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

“Who Killed Captain Alex? 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.” —Nick Allen, The Film Stage

"It indicates a way forward for African Cinema to become a more vocal force on the world stage, and looking at the making of this ludicrously entertaining film is a great way to chart the evolution of African Cinema in the last 55 years, which draws certain parallels to the birth of Western Cinema."—Oscar Harding, Cinema Escapist

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “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. In Who Killed Captain Alex?, Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Mafia, but Alex gets killed in the process. It's up to Alex's brother to avenge his death.

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