Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African is a 2009 documentary film by Lucy Bailey & Andrew Thompson and produced by David Pearson & Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock. It has won many awards including the Grierson 2010 and been BAFTA and Emmy Nominated. The film documents the lives of a white Zimbabwean family who run a farm in Chegutu, as they challenge the Fast Track land redistribution programme that redistributed white-owned estates, a legacy of colonialism and UDI, beginning in 2000. The film follows Mike Campbell, his son-in-law Ben Freeth, and their family as they challenge Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean government before the Southern African Development Community tribunal for racial discrimination and human rights violations. The film premiered in the UK on 21 October 2009 at the London Film Festival.


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    contentLocation Zimbabwe
    director Andrew Thompson Lucy Bailey
    editor Tim Lovell
    events agriculture human rights
    musicBy Jonny Pilcher
    producer David Pearson Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
    productionCompany Arturi Films
    publisher Dogwoof
    recordedAt Zimbabwe
    theme documentary