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Democrats

by Camilla Nielsson Border Lines

Zimbabwe has been presided over by Robert Mugabe for more than three-and-a-half decades. Now 91, the president changed over the years from a one-time source of hope to an eccentric dictator. Following one of Africa’s most bloody elections in 2008, Mugabe’s party was forced under international pressure to form a coalition with the progressive opposition party. A representative from each party was given the difficult task of working with the other to create a new democratic constitution. Filmmaker Camilla Nielsson accompanied these two representatives over the course of three years, following their every move. The result is a unique insight into the hair-raising political antics that are to decide the future of this country. DEMOCRATS is an extraordinary real-life satire that is as shocking as it is entertaining.


  • Genre: DOC: History & Politics
  • Country, Year: Denmark, 2014
  • Runtime: 99 Min
  • Languages: Shona, English
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Camilla Nielsson
  • Cast: Paul Mangwana, Douglas Mwonzora, Robert Mugabe
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  • Screenplay: Camilla Nielsson
  • Cinematography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen
  • Editor: Jeppe Bødskov
  • Sound: Thomas Jæger
  • Music: Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
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  • Producer: Henrik Veileborg
  • Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Nick Fraser, Mette Hoffmann Meyer
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  • Production Company: Upfront Films
  • World Sales: DR Sales
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