Wakaliwood Double Feature: Bad Black + Who Killed Captain Alex?

Wakaliwood Double Feature: Bad Black + Who Killed Captain Alex?

A FILM BY: Nabwana I.G.G.
WRITTEN BY: Alan Hofmanis, Nabwana I.G.G.
STARRING: Nalwanga Gloria, Alan Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda, Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest

***In Person Q&A Following BAD BLACK with Alan Ssali Hofmanis, co-producer and star (aka America's greatest action star, according to Uganda at least), and Ebola Hunter, with props, costumes, paintings, and more. Come early for introduction with special 10 minute pre-show with clips, behind the scenes and more. ***

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.

BAD BLACK Synopsis:

[Wherein] a mild-mannered doctor, portrayed by Wakaliwood producer Hofmanis, is trained in the art of ass-kicking commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes(!) in an effort to steal back a family heirloom from Uganda's toughest gang. A multitude of subplots ensue at a breakneck pace as Nabwana hurls his charismatic cast through bombastic firefights, dizzying motorcycle chases, and an absolutely madcap prison riot – all photographed with a thrilling gonzo panache and seeped in gleefully silly, self-deprecating humor. And in Uganda’s finest storytelling tradition, the films are complemented by the acerbic wit of narrator/”Video Joker” VJ Emmie, who sums up the Wakaliwood experience with a single sentiment: ‘It is a love story...LOVE OF ACTION!


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.

Technical Information

Country of Origin: Uganda
Run Time: 132 mins
Format: DCP