Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African

DVD - 2010
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Tells the story of Mike Campbell, one of the few remaining white farmers in Zimbabwe to have held fast in the face of the violent 'Land Reform' programme, who took the unprecedented step of challenging President Robert Mugabe before the SADC International Court to defend his farm, which is also home to 500 black workers and their families, and to charge Mugabe and his government with racial discrimination and with violations of human rights.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2010]
ISBN: 9786313900435
631390043X
Branch Call Number: 968.91051 M891 2010 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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LittleNoName
Sep 13, 2016

Interesting, captivating, eye-opening. A must see for those interested in human rights.

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dprodrig
Mar 05, 2012

This is an uncomfortable documentary to watch. Although not made fully clear until quite a bit into the doc, the whites in Zimbabwe have been stripped of their land for no reason than their colour, even as black families in the same situation, and technically subject to the same seizure rules, have not been. However, none of them have been featured on camera as in the Q&A the documentary makers suggest it was in fear of their livelihoods. Speaking out against a brutal regime never goes well for the ones who use their voice. The documentary is raw, told entirely from the perspective of the family and has some very disturbing scenes, which include everything from the minister's son pretending to be the "average" African reclaiming his lost heritage, to the severe beatings the Campbell family suffers. At times you just wish the family would just leave and spare themselves the violence. But they are right, even if I disagree with their religious point of view, someone has to speak out. I wouldn't endanger my children for it, however. Worth watching.

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HereHere
Nov 24, 2011

An interesting legal case on the right of a wealthy landowner in Zimbabwe to own land that the government has redistributed to blacks. There was way too much 'religiousity' for my taste, but otherwise it is an interesting look into one wealthy African family.

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Liber_vermis
Oct 04, 2011

The contrast between the scenes in Zimbabwe and Namibia are stark as they show the reversal in prosperity and racial equality that has taken place under the crazed rule of President Robert Mugabe. There is no happy ending to this documentary ... nor yet for the people of Zimbabwe.

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Liber_vermis
Oct 04, 2011

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Liber_vermis
Oct 04, 2011

Violence: Several scenes of the aftermath of people having been beaten viciously.

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