National Geographic has announced that it will be re-releasing its Oscar Nominated film, “Bobi Wine: The People’s President”, in cinemas for a limited time to mark President’s Day weekend, from February 16th 2024 in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The film will roll out in additional markets on subsequent weekends.

The film follows Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader, former member of parliament, activist and national superstar musician during the country’s 2021 presidential elections, where he risks his life to fight the ruthless regime led by Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power since 1986 and changed Uganda’s constitution to enable him to run for yet another five-year term.

Recently, the film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 96th Academy Awards. It was awarded the prestigious Best Documentary Feature Award by the International Documentary Association (IDA). The film has also received directing nominations from DGA and BAFTA in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category, among other festival awards since it first premiered.

Co-directors Bwayo and Sharp said in a statement:

“Many Ugandans already refer to Bobi as Mr. President, so this is a truly fitting weekend for audiences around the country to be able to see the film again in theaters and learn more about Uganda’s desire for true democracy. Sharing this film with the largest audience possible sheds ever more light on the situation in Uganda, and the fight for freedom and democracy around the world. It also ensures a spotlight on Bobi, his family and his supporters, enabling their safety and security as they face continued threats of violence from the Museveni regime.”

Born in the slums of Kampala, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, famously known as Bobi Wine, is a musician turned politician who is the current leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the People Power Movement. He has campaigned for hospital sanitization, malaria prevention, refugees’ rights and children’s education. His songs are known as peaceful protests and edutainment (a mix between education and entertainment), focusing on the struggles of Uganda’s underprivileged and low-income earners and calling upon young people to join politics and change their country’s destiny.

The following theatres will be showing “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” :

  • Chicago – AMC River East 21
  • Los Angeles – AMC Burbank 8
  • Los Angeles – Laemmle Monica Film Center
  • Memphis – Malco Studio on the Square
  • Montclair (NJ) – Clairidge Cinemas
  • New York – AMC Empire 25
  • New York – Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film (From Feb. 23)
  • Omaha (NE) – Dundee Theatre  (From March 8)
  • Raleigh-Durham (NC) – Chelsea 3  (From March 1)
  • San Francisco – Presidio Theatre
  • Washington, D.C. – AMC Hoffman Center 22

And if you don’t fancy heading to the cinema to watch “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” , you’ll also find it available to stream now on Disney+.

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