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General Idi Amin Dada (Autoportrait)

Synopsis
A rare chance to see the real Idi Amin in this extraordinary documentary made with the full support and participation of the dictator himself. Through his anti-Semitic rages, fetish for military power, and the aggression that drifts through almost every speech, this seemingly amiable, thoroughly pompous despot attempts to transform himself into a figure of heroic proportions. Director Barbet Schroeder lets Amin do all the work revealing a preening, vain, psychotic clown who aspires to be Africa’s Hitler.
Language
English
Country
Central African Republic
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1974
Documentation
28-page booklet included
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government; Psychology
Keywords
Africa; social psychology; Uganda; politicians; Amin, Idi; military dictators

Credits

Director
Barbet Schroeder
Contributor
Fidel Castro; Golda Meir; Idi Amin

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Eureka Entertainment

Email
info@eurekavideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8459 8054
Fax
020 8459 5162
Address
Unit 9, Ironbridge Close
Great Central Way
London
NW10 OUF
Notes
An independent distributor specialising in releasing classic and early/silent films on DVD, including the Masters of Cinema curated collection of classic and world cinema. Sale via retail outlets.
 

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