SO 18 NOV 17.00
THE BODA BODA THIEVES BY YES! THAT ´S US (DONALD MUGISHA & JAMES TAYLER )
UGANDA / SOUTH AFRICA / KENYA / GERMANY 2015 DCP OV 85 MIN
The production of Yes! That’s Us plays in the world of motorcycle taxis in Uganda’s capital Kampala. It tells the story of 15-year-old Abel, who does not want to end up in such an unsuccessful, humiliating life as his parents. When the father is injured in an accident, Abel takes over his Boda Boda and gets involved with a gang that needs a motorcycle for their raids. When the vehicle is stolen, Abel is facing a real test of existence …
With reference to Vittorio De Sicas LADRI DI BICICLETTE succeeds Yes! That’s Us a current neorealist city portrait of Kampala full of zest for life.
YES! THAT’S US is a Ugandan-based directing collective founded in 2002 by the visual artists Donald Mugisha, Rogers Wadada, Alex Ireeta and Senkaabe, Xenson ‘Samson. Her two award-winning films, DIVIZIONZ and YOGERA, have received worldwide acclaim and testify to the dedication of both filmmakers to their profession. Previously, they were already making music videos and short films in Uganda and neighboring countries.