Directors CHRISTOPHER SHARP, MOSES BWAYO (UK/Uganda/US 2022) 114 min
Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) found fame first as a pop star in his native Uganda. But he became a global figure and advocate for democracy thanks to his work as a presidential aspirant and opposition leader seeking to end the tyranny of president Yoweri Museveni, now in power for 37 years. As this thrilling and detailed account of Wine’s personal and political struggle reveals, his ascendancy has come at great cost, with intimidation, violence, imprisonment, and the loss of colleagues. Employing his original protest songs as a cogent soundtrack, the film traces Wine’s trajectory from the Kampala ghetto to becoming the country’s most potent avatar for hope and change, culminating in a turbulent run for the presidency in 2021. On the ground with Wine and his family for seven years, filmmakers Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo emerge with a stunning chronicle of resilience, courage under fire, and democracy under threat.
FRIDAY, MAY 12 • 1:30
CHRISTOPHER SHARP is a first-time director returning to the industry after having worked as an editor on commercials and music videos in London.
Now based in Los Angeles, MOSES BWAYO is a journalist and filmmaker who grew up in eastern Uganda.
|RUNNING TIME:||114 min|
|DIRECTORS:||Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo|
|PRODUCERS:||John Battseck, Christopher Sharpe|
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Sam Benstead, Moses Bwayo, Michele Sibiloni|
|NOTE WRITER:||Wilfred Okiche|