Published on 1st May 2008 by

Capturing Idi Amin – Following the filming of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ and incorporating this with historical documentation, and seeking the truth about Idi Amin.

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In 2005, Idi Amin returned to Uganda in the form of actor Forest Whitaker, who’s starring in the movie ‘The Last King of Scotland’. The film is a thriller set in Amin’s Uganda and tells the story of a fictional Scottish doctor who becomes the dictator’s closest advisor. But making a movie about such a controversial figure raises a number of questions. Is it possible to separate the real Idi Amin from the strange and bizarre stories that surround him? How will Ugandans react to this interpretation of their history and how does their view of Idi Amin differ from that of the West? This documentary follows the filmmakers on location in Uganda. But it is far more than just a traditional “making of” and uses the movie as a starting point to explore the bizarre world of Idi Amin.

Produced by Two Step Films. Ref – 3247

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