Mugabe and the White African

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Summary: Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. Initially a policy meant to reclaim white-owned land and redistribute it to poor black Zimbabweans, it has instead been used to gift farmland to Mugabe’s supporters. Like hundreds before him, Mike has suffered years of land invasions and violence at his farm. But this genial 75-year-old grandfather with a dry sense of humor has refused to back down. In 2008, Mike took the unprecedented step of challenging Mugabe and his Land Reform program in an international court, accusing the regime of illegal racial discrimination and violations of basic human rights. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 2008 Zimbabwean presidential elections, "Mugabe and the White African" follows Mike and son-in-law Ben Freeth in their harrowing attempt to save their family farm and the lives and livelihoods of the 500 black workers that live and work there. (First Run Features)

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Runtime: 90 min
Production: Arturi Films
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Languages: English, Shona
Director Credit
Andrew Thompson Director
Lucy Bailey Director
Producer Credit
David Pearson Producer
Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock Producer
Pauline Burt Executive Producer
Steve Milne Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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