Friday, January 21, 2011
Sharad Patel - Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1980)
1980 97 mins Directed by Sharad Patel
A pseudo-documentary about former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Even Amin's friends were terrified of him, and those who were able to escape his regime brought tales of brutality and perversion which rival those of Hitler. Among these stories were reports of cannibalism practiced by Amin in the old African tradition of consuming the power of an enemy. Many of these tales, including the cannibalism, are sensationalized in this film.