We are excited to announce that the First Run Features documentary, Mugabe and the White African, has been nominated for an Emmy Award this Fall in the category of ‘Outstanding Informational Programming-Long Form.’ The POV documentary was filmed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson.
Short-listed as one of the 15 best documentaries of 2010, Mugabe and the White African is the story of one family’s astonishing bravery as they fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country. Mike Campbell is one of the few white farmers left in Zimbabwe since its leader, Robert Mugabe, enacted his disastrous land redistribution program. Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe has since spiraled into chaos, the economy decimated as farms given to Mugabe cronies are run into ruin. After enduring years of intimidation and threats, Campbell decides to take action. Unable to call upon help from his country’s authorities, he challenges Mugabe before an international court.
Awards will be announced on October 1st, so stay tuned!
Click here to read a review of this documentary.