Supa Action!

— Wakaliwood cycle

Galeria Zé dos Bois

The sessions will take place at the Aquario, complying with the rules of social distance provided by the DGS. Capacity is limited and mask is mandatory.

Cycle SUPA ACTION! is dedicated to the cinema of Wakaliwood, a film studio based in Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda’s capital of Kampala. Its founder and director, Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey Nabwana, a.k.a. Nabwana IGG, has developed a unique style of ultra-low budget (estimated to be in the region of $200) DIY action comedies. While Wakaliwood may not have been well received in Uganda, it has gathered recognition and a cult following across the world.

December 14
“Bad Black”, Nabwana I. G. G., 2016

December 21
“Crazy World”, Nabwana I. G. G., 2019

December 28
“Who killed Captain Alex?”, Nabwana I. G. G., 2010

Bad Black

A mild-mannered doctor gets instruction in the art of commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto youth.

Crazy World

In this freewheeling action flick from Ugandan auteur Nabwana I.G.G. and his no-budget, gonzo super-studio Wakaliwood, a gang of child-snatching mobsters known as the Tiger Mafia hatch a new scheme, premised on the idea that the kids’ blood may have supernatural properties. But they make a fatal mistake when they kidnap the Waka Stars, a team of pint-sized kung-fu masters who soon turn their cunning wits and deadly skills upon their captors. Conceived by Nabwana as a pre-emptive measure to discourage the kidnapping of his own children (seriously), Crazy World is the third Wakaliwood feature to be translated for an international release following Who Killed Captain Alex? and Bad Black, both of which earned accolades and awards at international film festivals around the globe. Featuring a raucous narration from a “video joker,” a hype-man and commentator indebted to Ugandan oral tradition, the film is a bonkers, stylistically ingenious thrill ride that must be experienced to be believed.

Who killed Captain Alex?

A violent and destructive war erupts between two conflicting groups – the mafia and some soldiers.

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