This is a 1974 French film about Idi Amin made with his cooperation (two years before the Entebbe rescue). However, Amin did not realize that he was being set up to look like a fool (not that that was difficult to do). Watch Amin command his troop in the “liberation of the Golan Heights!” Watch him also talk to the crocodiles! In 1979 when Tanzania finally launched its war of liberation against Amin’s regime, most of the men fighting for Amin were Libyans and Palestinians – and they were routed! Amin found sanctuary in Saudi Arabia (a fact that should not be emphasized enough) and died in 2003.
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