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Shot in Kampala, Uganda, this is the story about Ugandan Vespa enthusiasts.

 

While the dominant Ugandan bike model is an Indian-made "Boda Boda", a few proud men preserve an old tradition of riding vintage Italian Vespas. Against all odds, in a country with little sentiments to mid-century nostalgia, these men proudly restore and ride their beloved motors amidst scarce spare parts and road-side heckles. They remember a time when owning a Vespa was a status symbol, reminiscent of happier days in Uganda, currently ranked one of the poorest countries in the world.