THE BODA BODA THIEVES

ABAABI BA BODA BODA

By Donald MUGISHA, James TAYLER

AUGENSCHEIN FILMPRODUKTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

Through the eyes of adolescent Abel we gain a deep insight into an urban african society and its dark sides.

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& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA, GERMANY
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Donald MUGISHA, James TAYLER
    • Synopsis
    • Even though he is only 15 years old, when his father is injured in a road accident Abel takes up the responsibility of manning the family boda boda to provide for the family. Abel however, is always on the lookout for a shortcut and when a local hustler offer’s
      him the chance of being a snatch and grab get-away driver, he lurches headlong into a world of easy money and quick thrills. It all turns sour though when Abel himself is robbed of his father’s boda boda. He is now forced to pile lie upon lie to his parents and the authorities as he searches for the stolen motorbike through the underbelly of Kampala.
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