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FILM SYNOPSIS

12A

Mugabe And The White African

94 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Lucy Bailey; Andrew Thompson
Producer:
David Pearson; Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Himself:
Michael Campbell; Ben Freeth
Distributor:
Dogwoof
Release Date:
08/01/2010
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Documentary;

BBFC Consumer Advice:Contains bloody injury detail.

BBFCinsight

This film is an intimate account of one family's astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, in a fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country. The outcome of the court case potentially determining not just the future that lies ahead for Mike and his family, but the future of millions of ordinary Zimbabweans who continue to suffer at the hands of a dictator who, in setting his own countrymen against each other, has demonstrated that he cares only for power. On the brink of losing everything, Mike and his family (wife Angela, daughter Laura who runs her own linen business, and her husband Ben Freeth) stand united by their courage, their faith and their hope. Mike knows the personal risk to himself and his family that this case brings. Whatever the verdict by the court, this audacious and unprecedented stand may yet cost them their lives. This is the only documentary feature film to have come out of Zimbabwe in recent years, where a total press ban still exists. Much of the footage was shot covertly. To have been caught filming would have lead to imprisonment. Mugabe and the White African is perhaps the outside world?s only real glimpse of what it is like to live inside Mugabe's Zimbabwe.