The National Unity Platform’s leader Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s film ‘The People’s President’ has scooped an international award.
This movie which was premiered last month won the ‘Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature’ in the 30th Hamptons International Film Festival.
The People’s President was distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films.
It chronicles the story of Bobi Wine, the musician-turned-politician leading the opposition to end the 35-year regime in Uganda using his music.
The film was premiered in Venice, Italy at the Venice Film Festival.
It was directed by Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp and produced by double Oscar winner John Battsek.
The film is set to be released in theaters by NatGeo in 2023.
Speaking about this film, Bobi Wine said that “My people, the Ugandan people, are familiar with my journey through music, politics, imprisonment and torture, but this film is a microcosm of my country’s larger struggles under an unrelenting dictatorship that has been operating with impunity for decades. I can’t wait for global audiences to see the reality of the situation and question their leaders’ support for this regime.”
The singer took to his social media platforms to express his elation on winning the award.