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The making of ‘The People’s President’

The observational documentary film Bobi Wine: The People’s President, follows the music star, activist and Opposition leader Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) and his wife, Barbara Itungo alias Barbie, during Uganda’s 2021 presidential election.

It draws attention to how Bobi Wine rallied his base as he looked to unseat Mr Museveni as Uganda’s president.

Bobi Wine rose from the ghetto slums of Kampala to become one of Uganda’s most loved music superstars. The documentary captures how he risks his life, as well as the lives of Barbie and their children, to square off with Mr Museveni.

Running in the country’s 2021 presidential polls, Bobi Wine uses his music to denounce the regime that he accuses of being dictatorial and support his life mission to defend the oppressed and the voiceless people of Uganda. In this fight, he also locks horns with the country’s security apparatus that needs little invitation to use violence and torture in an attempt to intimidate and silence him and his supporters. He is arrested and tortured while in incarceration.

Addressing his supporters at a political rally, the film captures Bobi Wine saying: “I want this message to go to President Museveni on behalf of the people of Uganda. I am challenging you to a free and fair election.”

Barbie then says: “I met Bobi Wine at university. I didn’t know he was a musician. He was different,” Barbie says.

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