The shock film by Barbet Schroeder that influenced The Last King of Scotland
Alternately naive or lucid, funny or disturbing, enlightened or sure of his physical strength and the mission he must accomplish, Amin Dada never ceased to intrigue, if not worry. He was the one who cheered Hitler and made thousands of people disappear…
“Barbet Schroeder has compiled a damning document on certain regimes of absolute power. » The World
Much more than a simple portrait, General Idi Amin Dada is a stunning and hard-hitting analysis of dictatorship, a great caricature of power at its most frightening.
GENERAL IDI AMIN DADA (1974 – B&W and Colors – 86 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS . UGANDA IN THE TIME OF DADA (5 mins) A historical preface on General Idi Amin Dada and his country.
. INTERVIEW WITH BARBET SCHROEDER BY JEAN DOUCHET (21 mins) When Jean Douchet and Barbet Schroeder meet for an unprecedented interview, General Idi Amin Dada is dethroned.
. IDI AMIN DADA, UBUESQUE GENERAL (18 mn) Thierry Michel, documentary filmmaker and teacher at the IAD in Brussels, author of Mobutu King of Zaire, discusses the challenges of documentary writing and the structure of film comparable today to the program Strip Tease.