I couldn’t find any Ugandan DVDs, so this is from the Youtubes.
As this er edition of the film explains, the director didn’t have any expectations of people outside his city seeing this film: It’s more of a fun hobby project than something meant for the general public, I think.
I thought it had an interesting quirk in that there’s a voiceover breaking in all the time making fun of the film: Kinda like Mystery Science Theatre 3000. But these are apparently made by a “video joker”? VJs talking over films is apparently a thing on Youtube? Oh, VJ Emmie just said “You are watching Who Killed Captain Alex and the first VJ in English. Ever. From Wakaliwood: This is how we enjoy movies in Uganda”.
I think it’s clear that the director is talented, and I was entertained while watching this. Lively editing. But it is, perhaps, a stretch to call it a good film. So:
Who Killed Captain Alex?. Nabwana I.G.G.. 2010. Uganda.
- 4 parts pineapple
- 1 part brown sugar
- 2 parts milk
- 2 parts light rum
- some vanilla extract
Run through a blender with ice cubes. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple chunks.
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