BBC TWO: A Look at the Making of The Last King of Scotland
Posted at 4:36 PM (PST) on Sunday, March 26, 2006

Artworks Scotland

Capturing Idi Amin: A look at the making of The Last King of Scotland, a new film starring Forest Whitaker about the murderous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who was obsessed with Scotland.

BBC TWO: Tuesday 28 Mar, 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm (30 mins)

Last year Idi Amin returned to Uganda in the form of American actor Forest Whitaker who plays the late dictator in the film The Last King of Scotland. Amin was obsessed with the country, wearing a kilt, playing the bagpipes and even offering to be king of an independent Scotland.

But his antics were overshadowed by the violence and brutality of his time in power: the expulsion of 80,000 Asians and the killing of an estimated 300,000 of his own people.

ArtWorks had exclusive access to the making of the film and spoke to actors and extras about the experience of seeing their own history recreated and to those who actually knew Amin, including his British doctor and army commander.

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