Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Sep 17, 2023 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Vino Vérité
Film Info
Director:Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp
Featuring:Barbie Kyagulanyi, Bobi Wine
Runtime:113 minutes
Year Released:2022
Production Country:UK


Presented by Bread Garden MarketLittle Village, and FilmScene

DIALOGUE: Filmmaker Moses Bwayo in person

Vino Vérité welcomes Moses Bwayo, the series' first filmmaker from Africa, to share his urgent and arresting portrait of Ugandan musician turned political leader Bobi Wine.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established filmmakers influenced by the vérité tradition in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Bread Garden Market.

Tickets: $25 public / $20 members / $12 students. Includes wine tasting, film, hors d'oeuvres and filmmaker reception.

6:30 Hors d'oeuvres & wine tasting
7:00 Screening
9:00 Q&A + Reception with filmmaker, wine and dessert

"It’s hard not to be swept up in the film, a delivery device for outrage in a moment that could use it."Los Angeles Times

"This film will undoubtedly inspire others to stand up like Bobi and Barbie, even though 'Bobi Wine' is also clear about the cost of putting a stone in your sling."

"It’s Bobi Wine’s own irrepressible star quality that makes this a crowdpleaser."Variety


In this gripping and visceral documentary, Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp document Bobi Wine, the pop star-turned-politician, in his daring run for President to bring an end to Uganda's brutal dictatorship. Embedded with a palpable intimacy from the opening scenes, the film charts Bobi Wine's rise from the slums of Kampala to be one of the country's most beloved superstars, before lending his voice to a people powered social movement. Using his music to call out corruption, Bobi becomes an Independent Member of Parliament and challenges President Yoweri Museveni, an autocratic tyrant who has held power since 1986.

Bobi and his wife Barbie lead an inspiring wave of youthful activism, but not without extreme cost, including imprisonment. With incredible poise and presence, Bwayo and his crew (many of whom remain anonymous for fear of reprisal) witness the alarming risks Bobi and Barbie accept to their careers, their family, and their lives. Embracing his status as the people's President, Bobi challenges the established regime in a national election. His possible election creates hope of bringing democracy to the country. while the state is determined to silence not only them, but anyone who supports their cause. Both inspiring and upsetting, the film's remarkable vérité approach amplifies an urgent voice in the fight for change.


Moses Bwayo is a journalist and filmmaker who grew up in eastern Uganda. At 19 he moved to Kampala, where he earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and attended Kampala Film School. Moses has directed music and corporate videos and shot short and documentary films. Bwayo recently moved to Los Angeles. Bobi Wine: The People’s President is his debut documentary feature.

Christopher Sharp is a first-time director returning to the industry after having worked as an editor on commercials and music videos in London. He first met Bobi and Barbie in 2017, having been a long-time devotee of Wine’s music. They became friends and he was moved not only by their extraordinarily personable characters but also by their genuine concern for the plight of the people of Uganda.

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