Uganda is a democracy only on paper. The charismatic opposition politician and popular reggae musician Bobi Wine discovered this when he faced the dirty practices of his political rival during the presidential campaign. The documentary tells the story of the birth of a political star.
Uganda was ruled for years by the dictator Idi Amin. People hoped for a fresh start when Yoweri Museveni replaced him in 1986. Instead, there has been increased corruption and no end to the arrests and torture of opponents. The ghetto singer Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, became a folk hero. In 2021, he decided to run for president. Shot with the urgency of his catchy protest songs, the film first looks back at Wine’s rapid political rise. It then chronicles the course of the campaign, unfolding in an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty due to violent incidents. Yet the politician representing the views of a large part of the population continues to have faith in democracy. *The film contains drastic footage.