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This August, Bristol Bad Film Club are celebrating the action films of Wakaliwood - the low-budget film industry developing in Uganda's capital Kampala. They'll be premiering 'Wakaliwood - The Documentary' along with Uganda's first action film 'Who Killed Captain Alex?'.


What to expect...

In the slums of Wakaliga around Kampala, a group of self-taught filmmakers have created the world's most DIY movie studio - Wakaliwood. With props made from wood and scrap metal, this group of action film fanatics have released 52 feature films in the last ten years (!!!) with their low-budget productions finding fans all over the world.

Wakaliwood's main director is Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey, who many have called Uganda's Tarantino. Why? Because his films often feature gratuitous violence and his own distinctive brand of kung fu action.

Wakaliwood has become such a sensation that even the BBC has run several articles on "Uganda's Tarantino and his $200 movies"!

To celebrate Wakaliwood's film-makers, BBFC will be premiering a new documentary, 'Wakaliwood - The Documentary', directed by Andreas von Scheele and screening the studio's viral hit - Who Killed Captain Alex? 

Billed as Uganda's first action movie, 'Who Killed Captain Alex?' went viral in 2011 when a minute-long video went around the world showing bloody gun battles, sped-up kung-fu fights and low-rate computer-generated helicopters bombing Kampala.

  • When: 8.00pm, Thursday, 30th August 2018
  • Location: Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP, UK
  • Tickets: £5 (all profits going to the film-makers of Wakaliwood!)


What the critics have said...

"Filmed in and around the director's backyard, it tells the meandering, head-scratching story of some Army commandos fighting the Tiger Mafia in the slums of Kampala. Machetes swing, blood squibs are poorly popped, neighbours and cousins posing as stuntmen posing as actors jump and run around and shoot at each other in an orgy of exploding heads and rattling Kalashnikovs that would make Reagan-era Stallone weep with pride." - Million Money Theatre

"Clearly, what Plan 9 from Outer Space is to sci-fiers, Captain Alex is to Rambo-esque action aficionados. The film opens with the bombing of New York City for some odd reason. Then with the vigour and expertise of suburban kids playing Cowboys and Indians in the backyards of the 1950s, the cast here runs to and fro, yelling and killing and dying while deliciously cheesy special effects are edited in over their dinner-theater theatrics." - The Huffington Post

"It doesn’t seem right to even go into the script issues on a movie that was made for under $200 and has an audio track making fun of it the whole time..." Birth.Movies.Death

About The Bristol Bad Film Club @ Bristol Improv Theatre

Bristol Bad Film Club is where movie fans can behold some of the most unique and notorious films ever put to celluloid. Created by film fanatic Ti Singh, the club was formed in 2014 and has built up a cult-following - with tickets flying out the door. After all, in the words of Pauline Kael: “We all love good movies, but a true cinephile is someone who totally digs talking about the worst movies they’ve seen.”

How to claim

The screening starts at 8pm. Make sure you get yourself over to the Bristol Improv Theatre in good time. Introduce yourself as a Wriggler with a smile and show your unique Wriggle to claim your ticket. And enjoy!

How to get there

Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul's Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP, UK
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