Sunday Screening – Mugabe and the White African
Michael Campbell was one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. Mike, like hundreds before him, suffered years of land divisions and violence at his farm.
In 2008, Mike, 75 years old and a grandfather, took the unprecedented step of challenging Robert Mugabe before the SADC (South African Development Community) international court, charging him and his government with racial discrimination and of violations of human rights. This film is an intimate account of one family’s astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, in a fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.
Directed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson
Arturi Films 2009