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.

Berlinale International Film Festival 2015
Seattle International Film Festival 2015
Durban International Film Festival 2015
World Cinema Amsterdam 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Göteburg International Film Festival 2016
Toronto Black Film Festival 2016
AFI African Film Festival 2016
AfryKamera Warschau 2016
Augenblicke Hamburg 2016

Subjects: African Cinema, African Studies, World Cinema

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Abaabi ba boda boda
YEAR: 2015
GENRE: Feature Film – Drama
DURATION: 96 min.
COUNTRY: South Africa, Germany, Kenya, Uganda
DIRECTOR: Donald Mugisha, James Tayler
WRITER: Donald Mugisha, James Tayler, Wanjiku S. Muhoho
CAST: Hassan ‘Spike’ Insingoma, Prossy Rukundo, Saul Mwesigwa, Michael Wawuyo, Peace Birungi
PRODUCTION: Switch Films, Augenschein Filmproduktion