Documentary: Democrats

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Documentary about the democratization process in Zimbabwe. Subsequent discussion with Lucy Mazingi, director of the youth network YETT, Zimbabwe

Director: Camilla Nielsson
Zimbabwe, 2014. 99 min, English/d, (Documentary)

In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down. Two political opponents are appointed to write Zimbabwe's new constitution. It is the ultimate test that can bring an end to President Mugabe's 30 years of autocratic rule. It can go either way: towards the birth of a constitutional democracy - or renewed repression.

Democrats is a 2014 Danish documentary film directed by Camilla Nielsson about politics in Zimbabwe following the contentious 2008 election and the subsequent coalition effort to rewrite the country's constitution.

Afterwards discussion with Lucy Mazingi, director of the youth network YETT, Zimbabwe.

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