BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT
Documentary Feature | 121 minutes

HIFF 2022

Documentary Competition

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10/08/22 - 2:30 PM
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10/09/22 - 11:00 AM
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Directed by
Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo

Produced by
Christopher Sharp, John Battsek

East Coast Premiere

2022 | English | Uganda/UK/USA

First-time co-directors Christopher Sharp and journalist Moses Bwayo tell the story of Bobi Wine, the musician-turned-politician leading the opposition to the 35-year regime in Uganda. A straightforward portrait turns into an astonishing record of an on-the-ground fight for democracy when Wine runs for president in 2021. Withstanding arrests, torture, and violence from the government, Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie risk their own lives and the lives of their children to lead their country towards freedom. A brave exposition of an authoritarian government that highlights the power of documentary journalism, BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE”S PRESIDENT gripped audiences at Venice and Telluride Film Festivals this year. A National Geographic Documentary Films release.

Scheduled to attend: Director Moses Bwayo