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MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN

by Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson

synopsis

Michael Campbell is one of a handful of white farmers still left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began enforcing his controversial land seizure program, an initiative intended to reclaim white-owned land and redistribute it to poor black Zimbabweans. Since 2000, formerly thriving farms that employed thousands, now sit derelict while poverty and hunger are rife amongst the majority of the country's citizens; but 74-year-old Mike refuses to back down. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 2008 presidential election, "Mugabe and the White African" follows Mike and son-in-law Ben Freeth's harrowing attempt to take Mugabe to an international court for racism and violation of their human rights.

international title: Mugabe and the White African
original title: Mugabe and the White African
country: United Kingdom
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson
release date: FR 24/11/2010
cinematography by: Andrew Thompson
film editing: Tim Lovell
music: Jonny Pilcher
producer: David Pearson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
production: Arturi Films, Explore Films, Molinare Productions
distributor: Pretty Pictures

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