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Idi Amin Died Today; Watch Barbet Schroeder's 'General Idi Amin Dada' (Portrait of A Dictator)

16 August 2013 8:36 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Today in history... August 16th, 2003, Idi Amin Dada, the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, died in Saudi Arabia, where he'd been living in exile since 1979. As far as onscreen depictions of Amin, Many of you are likely most familiar with Forest Whitaker's interpretation of Amin, in the 2006 film, The Last King of Scotland, for which he earned an Academy Award. But if I may instead/also direct your attention to director Barbet Schroeder's 1974 documentary on Amin, titled, General Idi Amin Dada, made while he was very much at the height of his power. Schroeder was given unprecedented access to the dictator, who was influential in »

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