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Mugabe and the White African -- Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers still left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his land seizure program.  Mike, like hundreds of farmers before him, has suffered years of multiple land invasions and violence at his far
Mugabe and the White African -- Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers still left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his land seizure program.  Mike, like hundreds of farmers before him, has suffered years of multiple land invasions and violence at his far

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7 August 2009 (USA) See more »
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An intimate and moving account of one family's extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming injustice and brutality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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DocHouse: 'Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law' review
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Peter Bradshaw's best of 2010
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 1 December 2010, 8:50 AM, PST)

Banksy film wins prize
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Heartbreaking urgency See more (20 total) »

Directed by
Lucy Bailey 
Andrew Thompson 
 
Produced by
Pauline Burt .... executive producer
Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock .... producer
Steve Milne .... executive producer
David Pearson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jonny Pilcher 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Lovell 
 
Production Management
Alan Pritt .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Sebastian Dunn .... sound recordist
Claire Ellis .... dialogue editor
George Foulgham .... sound re-recording mixer
James Snowden .... sound recordist
 
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Matt James .... digital film supervisor
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Andy Richards .... senior digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
 
Other crew
Kate Crowther .... production executive
Tabitha Jackson .... production executive
Daphne Mather .... archive researcher
Adam Partridge .... development executive
Fabien Westerhoff .... worldwide sales: Hanway Films
 
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Mark Foligno .... special thanks
Kenny MacDonald .... thanks
Deepak Sikka .... special thanks
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Heartbreaking urgency, 9 April 2012
Author: sergepesic from Minneapolis, USA

Robert Mugabe, the post-colonial leader of Zimbabwe, was in the very beginning praised and lavishly awarded with honorary doctorates. He wasn't a communist and that was the only important thing for the Western powers. Hence, the enthusiastic support of all the murderers in the Latin America. Unfortunately, but quite commonly, the liberator of Zimbabwe became its dictator and tormentor. Even now at 88, he desperately clings to power. This is a story of the horrible plight of the family of white African farmers, who despite of the hopeless situation fight for their bare existence. The movie is powerful and its shaken camera work due to dangerous circumstances, just adds to this horrific story, the heartbreaking urgency.

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