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Title:

ABAABI BA BODA BODA

Title English:THE BODA BODA THIEVES
Country:Uganda; Deutschland 2015
Format:digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:85 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :Mugisha, Donald
 S. Muhoho, Wanjiku
 Tayler, James
Cinematography:Burandt von Kameke, Carol
Editing:Tayler, James
Music:Miles, Peter
Sound:O’Donaghue, Pete
  



Storyline


"Border-to-border", or "boda boda", is the name given to the motorbike taxis in Kampala that are also used to transport goods. Abel’s father owns one such boda boda, but is unfit to drive after an accident. So Abel has to take over the motorbike taxi to earn a living for the family. His new job doesn’t come without risks, however. There are pros who bomb through the city streets on their boda bodas and prise handbags away from unsuspecting pedestrians. As it`s an easy way to make a quick buck, it`s not long before Abel winds up in the world of the so-called "boda boda thieves".
The collective "Yes! That`s Us" from Uganda was first introduced by FilmInitiativ at the festival here in Cologne in 2008. Their new feature film is a homage and tribute to the Italian neo-realist masterpiece BICYCLE THIEVES by Vittorio De Sica, which was the inspiration for THE BODA BODA THIEVES.