O@tM: Who Killed Captain Alex (2010)

A mafia leader’s brother is captured in a shootout, prompting a revenge attack on the army camp. But when troop leader Captain Alex is killed during a raid, a violent war escalates between the two sides. The captain’s brother takes matters into his own hands, while mafia henchmen take to the skies to bomb Kampala. Narrated with energy and wit by ‘Video Joker’ Emmie, ultra-low budget thriller Who Killed Captain Alex became an international viral sensation when its trailer first hit YouTube. Self-taught film-maker Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey produced, directed, shot, wrote and edited the film from his home in the slums of Uganda (a.k.a ‘Wakaliwood’) for under $200.

Hai film buffs, I haven’t seen this masterpiece yet but when it’s as good as the trailer promises this is one of those can’t miss sensations as they only happen once or twice in a decade. But judge for yourself. Here’s the trailer:

This really is the best Ugandas thriving film industry has to offer. I guess an international comparison will put all the other nations to shame.

And here’s the hand-painted poster, which is almost better and more charming than even the original:

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