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The documentary film 'Bobi Wine: The People's President' tells the story of Bobi Wine, a popstar-turned-politician in Uganda, and his journey through politics and activism.
The nomination of Bobi Wine: The People's President for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars marks the first time a Ugandan film has earned recognition from the Academy Awards.
The film captures Wine's rise to fame and his opposition to a constitutional amendment that allowed the incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni, to run for another term.
In impassioned speeches, the newly minted politician decries a constitutional amendment abolishing presidential age limits. But despite his opposition, the bill passed and allowed incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who seized power in 1986, to run for another term.