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General Idi Amin Dada (1974)

Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, War | 30 August 1976 (USA)
A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

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Uganda's dictator, General Idi Amin Dada, accepts a foreign crew's request to interview and film him. He talks to the camera about his outreach to Arab nations, his goal of eradicating Israel, his views on economic policy, and his views of Nixon, Kissinger, and other world leaders. We also see him dressing down his ministers at a cabinet meeting (two weeks after this meeting, the foreign minister, whom Amin criticizes here, is murdered), supervising a war-game simulation of an invasion of Israel, visiting a village, and addressing a conclave of Ugandan physicians. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Idi Amin: I come from a very poor family. I wanted to tell you this.
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Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Interesting when made, irrelevant now.

I saw this movie in Israel in 1975. At the time Amin was in his heyday and because of his relationship with Israel the film was very interesting, featuring interviews with Amin and him showing off his armed forces.

Today, with Amin a nobody in Saudi Arabia, this film is but an asterisk of history.


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