General Idi Amin Dada 1974 Criterion Collection
A revelatory tug-of-war between subject and filmmaker, General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait is a landmark in the art of documentary and an appalling study of egotism in power.

We know that thousands of Ugandans have been executed under his reign. We know that the nation's entire Asian community was stripped of its possessions and deported. We remember Entebbe. And yet here he is playing a concertina at a hotel dance, and lecturing the nation's doctors against drunkenness, and there's a sort of charismatic charm. The film was directed by a French citizen, Barbet Schroeder (whose credits as a producer include all six of Eric Rohmer's "moral tales" which consider human personalities radically removed from Amin's). Schroeder and his crew, including the great European cameraman Nestor Alamendros, went to Uganda in 1974 with a simple offer: Would Amin like to "direct" himself in a documentary? He would, and he does, and the result is revealing and chilling.

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Cast: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir
Country: Switzerland, France
Genre: Documentary, Biography, War


DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:30:27 | 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Interview with Barbet Schroeder from 2001 (26:44)
• A documentation of Idi Amin's requested cuts to the film

Download General Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait / General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974) DVD5 Criterion Collection:

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BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:30:49 | 39 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Interview with Barbet Schroeder from 2001 (26:43)
• Interview with Barbet Schroeder from 2017 (12:35)
• New interview with journalist and author Andrew Rice about Idi Amin’s regime (15:49)

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