A Ugandan girl is kicked out of her house by her step father. After shooting a gang leader, she becomes the infamous Bad Black. Alan is an American doctor, who comes into action when his dog tags are stolen. Where will their paths cross? Fun and genre love galore in this hilarious no-budget action film from Uganda.
The creators of Bad Black operate from ‘Wakaliwood’, named after Wakaliga, a shanty town in the Ugandan capital Kampala. Bad Black therefore displays a curious blend of Hollywood-inspired B-film action and social realism. Characters are named after stars like Schwarzenegger and Snipes and fight and shoot their way through open sewers and ramshackle houses. The special effects are adorable, the screenplay is a mess and acting is an afterthought. If you have an average of two hundred dollar to spend per film, you can’t be too choosy. What Bad Black does possess, however, is an energy and enthusiasm to which even the biggest sceptic will have no choice but to succumb.