BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Checkpoints - Competition

Democrats

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Democrats
Danmark / 2014/ 1 t. 39 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/shona
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Paul Mangwana, Douglas Mwonzora
DIRECTOR:
Camilla Nielsson
WRITER:
Camilla Nielsson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
PRODUCER:
Henrik Veileborg
House of Cards in Zimbabwe

In the wake of Robert Mugabes controversial victory in the 2008 presidential election, it is decided that Zimbabwe needs a new constitution in order to give the country a sheen of democratic legitimacy. In DEMOCRATS we meet two politicians who despite a history of ideological differences must try to bring about constitutional change. Director Camilla Nielsson has made a fascinating and bittersweet film about the difficulties of practicing true democracy in a country that has been badly run for decades, but which now may be on its way towards something better.

 

Camilla Nielsson

Camilla Nielsson (Denmark, 1977), Filmography: WE WILL BE STRONG IN OUR WEAKNESS (2011), CITY ON SPEED: MUMBAI DISCONNECTED (2009)

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