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25 September 2015 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm

88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Democrats

Director: Camilla Nielsson | Countries of production: Denmark, Zimbabwe | Year: 2014 | Length: 100 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

Shot over three years, with remarkable access to the corridors of power in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, Democrats focuses on two political opponents tasked with drafting a new constitution. Mangwana, a blustery cynic unashamedly buoyed by the might of ruling party ZANU-PF, stands in stark contrast to the cautious Mwonzora, from the barely tolerated Movement for Democratic Change.

Filmmaker Nielsson charts the two men’s complex relationship as they travel throughout the country, for a nationwide consultation process marred from the outset by corruption and intimidation. Yet as meetings descend into violent clashes and Mwonzora faces imprisonment, Democrats captures unmistakeable progress towards more democratic rule – and serves as a vivid illustration of our common struggle for dignity.


Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for a discussion with director Camilla Nielsson and community outreach worker Twimukye Macline Mushaka (currently working with The Poverty Alliance in Scotland, who will reflect on her own experience of working towards community empowerment in Zimbabwe).

Online booking (via Filmhouse) and Community Ticket Fund now open.

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