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Wakaliwood refers to a film industry surrounding movies created by the Ramon Film Productions company based in Wakaliga, a slum in Kampala, Uganda.[1] The industry is best known for the film Who Killed Captain Alex? directed by Roman Film Productions director Isaac Nabwana.


Who Killed Captain Alex?

On January 30th, 2010, the Official Wakaliwood YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for the Ugandan action-comedy film Who Killed Captain Alex? (shown below). Over the next eight years, the video accumulated upwards of 3.06 million views.

On March 1st, 2015, the channel uploaded the full film to YouTube, which gathered upwards of 1.4 million views and 5,000 comments over the next three years (shown below).

2012 Documentary

In 2012, the documentary film Wakaliwood: The Documentary was released by film festival director Alan Hofmanis. Hofmanis created the documentary after seeing a trailer for Who Killed Captain Alex? on YouTube, leading him to travel to Nabawana's studio in Uganda.


On April 28th, 2015, Vice uploaded a mini-documentary about Wakaliwood films (shown below, left). On August 24th, 2016, the Meme Nation YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "Supa Soldiers," featuring scenes from the Wakaliwood film (shown below, right).


Crowdfunding Campaigns

In early 2015, Wakaliwood launched a Kickstarter campaign to create an action movie studio, which garnered more than $13,000 pledges over the next month.[3] As of January 2018, the Wakaliwood Patreon[2] page has accumulated upwards of 192 patreons generating $761 per month.

Ugandan Knuckles

Ugandan Knuckles is the nickname given to a depiction of the character Knuckles from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise created by YouTuber Gregzilla, which is often used as an avatar by players in the multiplayer game VRChat who repeat phrases like “do you know the way” and memes associated with Ugandan lore. The character is associated with the expression “do you know the way”, which is typically spoken in a mock African accent and phonetically spelled as “do you know de wey," which is rumored to have been inspired by the line "he knows the way of using a gun" from the film Who Killed Captain Alex?.

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