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Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. In the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, the new leader of the opposition Nelson Chamisa is challenging the dictator’s corrupt legacy, and his successor Emmerson ‘the crocodile’ Mnangagwa. The election will be the ultimate test for both sides. How they interpret the principles of democracy, if they can inspire trust among the citizenry, not succumb to violence, and foster faith in institutions, will set the course for the future for the country. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while specifics may differ, the fight for democracy is of universal relevance.

Denmark, 2021
English, Shona with Arabic subtitles
115 minutes

Director: Camilla Nielsson
Cinematography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editing: Jeppe Bødskov
Sound: Håkon Lammetun
Music: Jonas Bjerre
Producer/s: Signe Byrge Sørensen (Final Cut for Real), Joslyn Barnes

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