Bobi Wine: The People’s President

Friday, July 28 - Thursday, August 10, 2023

Special Q&As with film participants Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi and directors Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp Friday, July 28 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, July 29 at 7:05 p.m.!

This gripping documentary charts the inspiring activism of Bobi Wine, the pop star-turned-politician seeking to end Uganda’s brutal dictatorship. Rising from the ghetto slums of Kampala to be one of the country’s most beloved superstars, Bobi begins to use his music to call out corruption, then becomes an Independent Member of Parliament to defend the rights of his people. The country’s institutions are controlled by President Museveni, an autocratic tyrant who has held power since 1986. Bobi and his wife Barbie choose to risk their careers, their family, and their lives to challenge him and bring democracy to their country. But the state is determined to silence not only them, but anyone who supports their cause.

  • Country UK
  • Language English
  • Running Time 118 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Variance Films
  • Director Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp
  • Cast Barbie Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine
  • Accessibility Closed Captioning

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