10 Of The Best Documentary Films about Africa
2. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (1974)
This fascinating, timeless, and chilling documentary from the ’70s by French Director Barbet Schroeder invites the viewer into the everyday life of brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. We almost get too comfortable there. We watch him at the height of his power while his forces are committing heinous atrocities on the people of Uganda, but onscreen he is jovial, playing on a boat, participating in a jazz band, smiling and laughing. Entirely creepy and intriguing.