Oscar-nominated ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ named Political Film of the Year at Cinema for Peace 

Pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine’s film ‘The People’s President’ has been named Political Film of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin. Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi, the activists behind the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President, made the film in a bid to fight for freedom in Uganda.  Bobi Wine, together with his wife Barbie, rallies his people in a dangerous fight for freedom from President Museveni’s oppressive 35-year regime. A Ventureland-produced film, ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ is directed by Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp, and produced by John Battsek. 

This gripping documentary charts the transition of Bobi Wine from national superstar musician to Ugandan opposition leader, and his quest to end Uganda’s brutal dictatorship. Bobi Wine risks his life to fight the ruthless regime led by Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 and changed the constitution of Uganda so that he could run for another five-year term. Bobi Wine ran in Uganda’s 2021 presidential elections, and used his music to denounce Museveni’s dictatorial regime.  The film is a powerful and engaging insight into Wine’s mission to defend the voiceless and oppressed Ugandan people, and sees him defiantly take on the might of the country’s military and police.   

‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ is nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Film Oscar, and  won the Cinema for Peace Dove for Political Film of the Year, which was presented in Berlin. The Cinema for Peace Foundation was created in 2008 as an international non-profit organization with the goal to foster change through film. Over the years it has worked with a host of stars including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.

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