A president for 42 years in power discretely left the palace on the eve of an important electoral meeting. This disappearance - closely monitored by the media and the power contenders and even the prisoners - opens the war of successions between the different actors. The film takes shape around activism, but without losing its light touch. It asks questions about the responsibility of those in power. THE PRESIDENT is an allegory about the men who run Africa. We know they all like to see themselves as wild beasts-panther, crocodile, lion- if not as Gods of Africa. THE PRESIDENT tries to clear a place for the film in the arena of African politics, where truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.