Mugabe and the White African

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Mugabe and the White African
Mugabewhiteaffilmposter.jpg
Directed byLucy Bailey
Andrew Thompson
Produced byDavid Pearson
Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Music byJonny Pilcher
CinematographyAndrew Thompson
Editing byTim Lovell
StudioArturi Films
Release dates
  • 21 October 2009 (2009-10-21) (London Film Festival)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
 
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Mugabe and the White African
Mugabewhiteaffilmposter.jpg
Directed byLucy Bailey
Andrew Thompson
Produced byDavid Pearson
Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Music byJonny Pilcher
CinematographyAndrew Thompson
Editing byTim Lovell
StudioArturi Films
Release dates
  • 21 October 2009 (2009-10-21) (London Film Festival)
Running time90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Mugabe and the White African is a 2009 documentary film by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson. The film documents the lives of a white Zimbabwean family who run a farm in Chegutu, as they challenge the Fast Track land redistribution programme that redistributed white-owned estates, a legacy of colonialism and UDI, beginning in 2000. The film follows Mike Campbell, his son-in-law Ben Freeth, and their family as they challenge Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean government before the Southern African Development Community tribunal for racial discrimination and human rights violations.[1] The film premiered in the UK on 21 October 2009 at the London Film Festival.[2]

Reception[edit]

The documentary garnered considerable critical acclaim. It currently holds a 'fresh' rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Alex (2009-06-25). "Zimbabwe: Documentary on Chegutu Land Fight Wins International Award". AllAfrica.com. SW Radio Africa. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ de Castella, Tom (2009-10-21). "Betting the farm against Mugabe". BBC News Online Magazine. BBC. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Mugabe And The White African". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Silverdocs Announces 2009 Festival Winners" (Press release). Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 

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