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When dictator Robert Mugabe was removed from power in a military coup, the generals 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 “governed” and not “ruled.” After decades of a corrupt elite clinging to power using any tool available—legal or not—can a free, fair, and credible election be truly possible? A riveting and epic reminder that, while individuals and their specific ideals may differ, the fight for democracy is never-ending and has profound significance everywhere.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    115 minutes
  • Language
    English, Shona
  • Country
    Denmark, United States
  • Director
    Camilla Nielsson
  • Producer
    Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes
  • Executive Producer
    Susan Rockefeller, Danny Glover