Directed by Camilla Nielsson, President documents the dangerous path of Nelson Chamisa, the new leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party, and the hope of a people who look to him for a way forward in a new democracy. President will be having its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Program.
Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. In the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, the new leader of the opposition Nelson Chamisa is challenging the dictator’s corrupt legacy, and his successor Emmerson ‘the crocodile’ Mnangagwa. The election will be the ultimate test for both sides. How they interpret the principles of democracy, if they can inspire trust among the citizenry, not succumb to violence, and foster faith in institutions, will set the course for the future for the country. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while specifics may differ, the fight for democracy is of universal relevance.
President was produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes, Co-produced by Anne Köhncke & Anita Rehoff Larsen and Executive Produced by Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Friday, Jan. 29 at 12:00pm ET – Sundance Premiere
Sunday, Jan 31 at 10:00am ET
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