|Denise de Casabianca||Editor|
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada was but a distant irritation to everyone but his own countrymen and the British Empire until his perfidy became headline material in the early '70s. The first director to provide an in-depth study of this gregarious madman was director Barbet Schroeder, with his General Idi Amin Dada. In this documentary, Schroeder and his crew travel to Uganda to spend several days with the despot, one-on-one. The uncomfortable truths revealed in the film are all the most amazing when one realizes that Schroeder could not release his documentary without Amin's approval.
New, restored 2k digital transfer, supervised by Director Barbet Schroeder, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Interviews from 2001 and 2017 with Schroeder; New interview with journalist and author Andrew Rice about Idi Amin's regime; Plus: An essay by critic J. Hoberman