Bobi Wine: The People's President

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Images of Africa
Release Year:2022
Runtime:114 min
United Kingdom
Print Source:National Geographic
Culture & Society
Human Rights
Social Justice
Director:Christopher Sharp
Moses Bwayo
Producer:Christopher Sharp
John Battsek
Cinematographer:Sam Benstead
Moses Bwayo
Michele Siblioni
Editor:Paul Carlin


Tired of the corrupt politicians driving Uganda into the ground, pop star Robert Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine to his millions of adoring fans, makes a daring run for president in directors Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp’s rousing documentary.

For over three decades, Yoweri Museveni has been the corrupt President of Uganda, jailing and torturing anyone who dares to speak out. Enter Bobi Wine, one of Uganda’s great musical artists with a tremendous worldwide following. Unwilling to hide behind his fame, the charismatic Bobi Wine has run for office, openly criticized the government, and, like others before him, paid the price with imprisonment. But as the National Resistance Movement party has expanded its influence, Bobi Wine decided to run for president. Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp’s documentary was filmed somewhat in secret (many of its crew worked anonymously for fear of reprisals), but has already inspired countless people to find hope in the future.

Director Biography

Bwayo Moses attended Kampala Film School and is an established sound recordist who has worked on several films, as well as being a freelance photographer in Uganda. Bobi Wine: The People’s President (2022) is his debut documentary feature.

Christopher Sharp’s debut documentary feature is Bobi Wine: The People’s President (2022).