Mugabe and the White African

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Mugabe and the White African
Mugabewhiteaffilmposter.jpg
Directed by Lucy Bailey
Andrew Thompson
Produced by David Pearson
Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Music by Jonny Pilcher
Cinematography Andrew Thompson
Edited by Tim Lovell
Production
  company
Arturi Films
Release date(s)
  • 21 October 2009 (2009-10-21) (London Film Festival)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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 (25 June 2009). "Zimbabwe: Documentary on Chegutu Land Fight Wins International Award". AllAfrica.com. SW Radio Africa. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. ^ de Castella, Tom (21 October 2009). "Betting the farm against Mugabe". BBC News Online Magazine. BBC. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mugabe and the White African". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Silverdocs Announces 2009 Festival Winners" (Press release). Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 

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