Bobi Wine’s Documentary Films Lands Him An Oscar Nomination

Africa is embracing the Award season with all it glitz and glam. With the ultimate screening awards, the Oscars soon approaching, the nomination list has been released. The nominations have since caused a shock wave throughout the cinematic world.

From Africa, two films will be representing Mother Africa. Tunisian documentary Four Daughters by Tunisian filmmaker Kaputher Ben Hania and Ugandan documentary of musician and politician Bobi Wine, The People’s President.

The two documentaries have been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film. Across the 23 categories at the Oscars, the two will be representing Africa, with a win from either being a win for Africa and African content.

The Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week and are set to take place on March 10th. Bobi Wine: The People’s President premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it was acquired by National Geographic.

It was first released in 2022 but was distributed in the United States in 2023. The film was directed by the first three directors both from Uganda, Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp. The documentary is about how Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine tries to take down President Yoweri Museveni who has been running an oppressive regime for 35 years.

In a statement released to the press, Bobi Wine expressed his gratitude for the Oscar nomination. “It is such a humbling moment to see the story of Uganda’s people’s strength and resilience make it to a platform we have never dreamed of – the global stage of the Academy Awards. Today the fight for democracy in Uganda and around the world lives on. Thank you for the recognition.”

Four Daughters on the other hand is about a mother struggling to understand the mysterious disappearance of her two older daughters. This will make it Hania’s second Oscar nomination after her second film, The Man Who Sold His Skin.

Barbie’s Margot Robbie did not get a nomination at the Oscars although the movie was a summer favorite for most. The movie made lots of money and surpassed millions of views in a short time. Making it a shocking turn of events for the team.


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