BWANA JOGOO investigates the disappearance of Jessy Gitta Kasirivu, a well known musician in Uganda in the 1970's.
The music documentary BWANA JOGOO: THE BALLAD OF JESSY GITTA tells the story of Jessy Gitta Kasirivu, a well-known Ugandan musician. In the early morning of August 4, 1974, he gets violently arrested by Idi Amin's infamous State Research Bureau (SRB) agents.
A love triangle between a musician, a president and a queen dancer, leading to the brutal death of the musician at the hands of Idi Amin's State Research Bureau henchmen.
A film by Michiel van Oosterhout
Uganda, 2019, Music docudrama, 1hr7 min
Original Title: Bwana Jogoo: the ballad of Jessy Gitta Genre : Portrait, music, Political, Disappearance, History Duration: 67 min
NOTE BY THE PROGRAMMER At the centre of the documentary ‘Bwana Jogoo: The Ballad of Jessy Gitta' is a love triangle between the 1970's Cranes band bass player Jessy Gitta Kasirivu, President Idi Amin Dada and Sarah ‘Suicide' Kyolaba, a then 17 year old go-go dancer. Jessy Gitta is Sarah's lover when Amin also starts dating her, with dire consequences for Jessy. https://bayimbafestival.com/bwana-jogoo-the-ballad-of-jessy-gitta/
Produced by: Cyril Ducottet
Directed by: Michiel van Oosterhout Cinematography by: Cyril Ducottet
Production: DFH http://dfhuganda.com/bwana-jogoo/
2019 | 12th Bayimba International Festival of the Arts | 1st to 4th August 2019 * Screening: Sat 3 August 2019, 7PM, Lunkulu Island, Mukono, Uganda https://bayimbafestival.com/bwana-jogoo-the-ballad-of-jessy-gitta/