“Good life never comes like dreams”: Youth in the cities of Tanzania and Manchester

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07 November 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse
140 Raby Street
M14 4SL


“Good life never comes like dreams”: Youth in the cities of Tanzania and Manchester

Even though he is only 15 years old, when his father is injured in a road accident Abel takes up the responsibility of manning the family motorbike – the ‘boda boda’ – to provide for the family. However, when the motorbike is stolen, Abel is forced into a spiral of deceit as he searches for the boda boda through the underbelly of Kampala, the largest city of Uganda.

At this event, The University of Manchester and Manchester Young Lives, a charity working with children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Manchester, present a screening of Boda Boda Thieves, a film by Ugandan director Donald Mugisha. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the challenges and opportunities experienced by young people living in Manchester and cities in Tanzania.

The event will bring together young people from Tanzania and Manchester’s Hulme and Moss Side to share their experiences of growing up in such different locations. It builds on work by Dr Nicola Banks from the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester.

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Booking is not essential but helps us plan food and drink! Please register here.



Contact: Rowena Harding

Email: Rowena.Harding@Manchester.ac.uk






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