Letter To The President

Imprisoned, tortured and exiled, Bobi Wine returns to Uganda to break the status quo

Letter To The President Bobi Wine’s music has inspired a generation of young Ugandans to protest injustice, corruption and inequality. Now, as he runs for President, there is hope for a peaceful handover of power – something unheard of in Uganda.
'Our oppressors’ days are numbered, those that take our rights are done for, come and take a stand against oppression in Uganda and across the world!' - words from Bobi Wine, one of Uganda’s most celebrated musicians. He is also a focal point for opposition politics in Uganda, using his songs to call out social injustice and the creeping authoritarianism of Museveni’s presidency. Ugandan citizen Bella believes that Wine’s lyrics convey 'a good message' for all young people. But the government sees things differently. Last year, Wine was charged with treason, before popular protests forced his release. Yet despite the hero status he has taken on, Wine does not believe that he alone can be the solution to Uganda's problems. 'We don’t need another strong man… We need to save ourselves as a whole.'

For other episodes in the series, see below:

Trapped In A City Of A Thousand Mountains - Coming Soon

Palestinian Underground - Watch Now

NAJA - Watch Now

Dancing Tehran - Watch Now


The Producers

Jos de Putter - Director

Jos de Putter is a documentary film maker and creative producer based in Berlin. His works have received a slew of awards and premiered at film festivals across the world, including the Berlinale, Toronto International FF and IDFA. In 2005, Jos was honored with a retrospective of all his films in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, at Festival dei Poploi in Florence and his experimental short Passers By was shown at the MOMA, New York. In 2013, he started producing webdocs for Dutch online news site 'De Correspondent', and more recently for Dutch public television network 'HUMAN'.

Deep Focus Webdocs - Producer

Jos has been producing, editing and presenting short documentaries ('webdocs') for online platforms since October 2013. The webdocs offer serious and innovative visual journalism, provide crucial context into the stories they share and allow viewers to engage with them on a personal level. They distinguish themselves from current online and print journalism, creating an independent reflection of the news. Since 2013, over 70 short webdocs have been produced, winning numerous awards at international festivals.

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