Democrats

World Documentary Competition

North American Premiere

Denmark | 99 MINUTES

DEMOCRATS

Female Director(s), Documentary
In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s contentious 2008 presidential win, Zimbabwe convened a bipartisan constitutional committee in an effort to transition the country away from its corrupt authoritarian leadership. Two men from rival political parties were appointed to the committee: Paul Mangwana and Douglas Mwonzora. Should they fail at securing maximum influence for their respective political parties on the provisions in the new constitution, dire consequences will loom. As the two begin to navigate their uncertain course, an uneasy alliance begins to form.

Filmed over three years with unprecedented access to the two political rivals overseeing the committee, this riveting, firsthand account of a country’s fraught first steps towards democracy plays at once like an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film.

—Cara Cusumano

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Camilla Nielsson

Camilla Nielsson studied at Tisch School of the Arts and holds an M.A. in visual anthropology from New York University. Her credits include the trilogy Good Morning Afghanistan, Durga, and The Children of Darfur, as well as Mumbai Disconnected and Demonstrators.
Director
Camilla Nielsson
Screenwriter
Camilla Nielsson
Producer
Henrik Veileborg
Editor
Jeppe Bødskov
Cinematographer
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Composer
Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Add'l Credit 1
Thomas Jæger
Cast
Paul Mangwana, Douglas Mwonzora

CONTACTS

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Danish Film Institute
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