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Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. In the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, the new leader of the opposition Nelson Chamisa is challenging the dictator’s corrupt legacy, and his successor Emmerson ‘the crocodile’ Mnangagwa. The election will be the ultimate test for both sides. How they interpret the principles of democracy, if they can inspire trust among the citizenry, not succumb to violence, and foster faith in institutions, will set the course for the future for the country. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while specifics may differ, the fight for democracy is of universal relevance.

CAMILLA NIELSSON

From 1997 to 2000, Camilla Nielsson was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the anthropology department, focusing on documentary filmmaking and visual anthropology. She directed Good Morning Afghanistan (2003), Durga (2004), Children of Darfur (2005),and Mumbai Disconnected (2009). Her feature documentary Democrats (2014) won 20 awards and nominations, including Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Festivals

Sundance Film Festival 2021

It’s All True 2021

CPH:DOX 2021

DOK.fest München 2021

AFI Docs 2021

Encounters Documentary Festival

Melbourne Film Festival 2021

DMZ Docs 2021

Docaviv 2021

Zurich Film Festival

 

 

Awards

Special Jury Award: Vérité Filmmaking – Sundance 2021

Best International Film – It’s All True 2021

ConScience Award – Docville 2021

Best Film – Encounters Documentary Festival 2021

Special Mention – Docaviv 2021

Special Jury Prize – DMZ Docs 2021

Credits

Produced by: Signe Byrge – Final Cut for Real, Joslyn Barnes – Louverture Films

Executive Producers: Thandiwe Newton, Susan Rockefeller, Danny Glover, Tone Grottjord-Glenne

CoProducers: Anne Kohncke, Anita Rehoff Larsen

In Co-production with ZDF Arte, BBC

With the support of DFI, NFI, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Creative Europe, Danida, Fritt Ord, Sundance Documentary Program, IDA, Bertha Fund, International Media Support

In Collaboration with DR, VPRO, SVT, NRK, ERR

115′ I Shona, English I Denmark 202115