Trash Cash

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Uganda, 2014

short documentary

running time

directed by
Wilberforce Muzahura


Slovene, English


John Kizito runs away from home because his step mother was mistreating him. He finds solace at one of the fish landing sites of Ggaba, a Kampala suburb where he picks scarp for his living.

rsz_wilberorce about the authors
 Wilberforce Muzahura (writer, director) is an independent Ugandan film student,  comedian and a social worker. He directed and co-produced Trash Cash soon after  starting Kampala Film School; a film he believes has changed and challenged many  souls. He makes stories that cause an impact on society and change people’s life for the  better.


Daniel Ecwalu (editor, cameraman) is a Ugandan based photographer whose work combine to make a  varied and creative body of work. Working with a number of social and environmentally themed  organizations, Daniel has photographed a wide segment of African society. Apart from that, Daniel is  also a film maker.






 festivals, awards
 Uganda Film Festival 2014, Runner up Best Student Film Category; Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards 2015, Nairobi, Kenya, Runner up Best Mobile Content Category; Africa International Film Festival 2015, Lagos, Nigeria, Best Student Film Category; Durban International Film Festival 2015, film screening