Short film (7 minutes)
Director: Dan Moss
Screenplay: David Cecil
Production: Dan Moss & David Cecil
Bye, Bye Mzungu is a short tragicomedy about money, sex, race, and power in Kampala, Uganda. It concerns a bitter middle-aged white man who has been in Africa six months too long. In an encounter with a bold young woman in a nightclub, his sense of superiority and his distrust of Africans are challenged. Though he cannot believe that a black girl could want anything but money from him, she is determined to penetrate his cynical exterior and win him over.
Dan Moss is a UK-based filmmaker and music producer, with an interest in an artistic and experimental film. He has directed several of his own short films over the last few years and worked in the art department of many major feature films.
David Cecil is a producer and writer, based in Uganda. He lectures in Film Studies at Kampala University and manages the Tilapia Cultural Centre in Kampala.
Bye, Bye Mzungu was made in collaboration with Kampala University’s Film and Television Department (KUFTV) and Tilapia Cultural Centre. It is the first in a planned series of shorts and features, to be produced by Hekate Film, KUFTV and Tilapia, focusing on life in contemporary Uganda.
The London and Kampala premieres of Bye Bye Mzungu will be followed by two of Dan Moss’ recent films: Mekanischer and Zero.