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Bobi Wine’s documentary wins top prize at 39th IDA Awards

Man Jose Kayima

The People’s President’ has been recognised as the Best Feature Documentary of the Year at the 39th International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards.

The documentary features the political journey of Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of Uganda’s opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party.

The award-winning documentary also features the atrocities allegedly committed by state agencies against Kyagulanyi as a presidential candidate and his supporters, including the killing of over 50 Ugandans during the November 2020 riots that happened during his campaign trail.

The film, directors Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp’s look at Ugandan politician, singer, actor and activist Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who was a presidential candidate in the 2021 elections against President Kaguta Museveni’s government.

In a post on Twitter/X, IDA expressed their congratulations, stating: “Congratulations to ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President,’ winner for Best Feature Documentary at the 39TH IDA Documentary Awards.”

Bwayo responded with gratitude to those involved in the making of the film and to the awarding association.

“Thank you, for this incredible honor and news. #BobiWineThePeoplesPresident has been a labor of love, 6 years in the making, this recognition is a blessing & testament to those fighting for freedom, justice and democracy!,” he said.

The IDA Documentary Awards recognise outstanding achievements in the documentary genre every year and also recognise both emerging and established documentary characters worldwide.

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