President (DVD)

Directed by Camilla Nielsson

Release Year: 2021
Running Time: 120
UPC: 7 38329 25758 3
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: Denmark, U.S., Norway
Language: Shona and English
Genres: Documentary
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Cast
Nelson Chamisa
Robert Mugabe

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Directed by Camilla Nielsson

When Robert Mugabe was removed from power, Zimbabwe military leaders promised they would not seize control for themselves but would ensure democracy in a national election. Against a backdrop of economic crisis, food shortages, and political violence, the stakes could not be higher.Working to defeat the ruling party, which has controlled Zimbabwe since independence, is the young and charismatic Nelson Chamisa, who draws comparisons to a young Nelson Mandela in expressing the country's utmost desire to be "led" and not "ruled". After decades of a corrupt group clinging to power using any tool available-legal or not-can a free, fair, and transparent election be truly possible? As the follow-up to her widely acclaimed Democrats, Camilla Nielsson brings viewers into the heart of the struggle for power with stunningly close access and unhesitating courage, in a nation closely monitored by the entire world. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while individuals and their specific ideals may differ, the fight for democracy is never-ending and of profound significance everywhere.


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