MUGABE & THE WHITE AFRICAN (UK 2009 - LUCY BAILEY / ANDREW THOMPS ON, 94 min s)
In 2008, Mike Campbell, one of the few remaining white farmers in Zimbabwe to resist President Robert Mugabe's orders to leave the country or face the violence of his ‘Land Reform' program, took the unprecedented step of challenging Mugabe before the South African Development Community's International Court. Campbell's move to sue Mugabe and his government for racial discrimination and violations of Human Rights could be called incredibly brave or very foolish. His goal, to defend his right to live, work and pass on the mango farm he carved from the arid plains and which has become home to his family and to 500 black workers and their families. "MUGA BE & THE WHITE AFRICAN" is a disturbing and provocative investigation into the roots of racism, the legacy of colonization, and the heavy price paid by everyone caught up in their aftermath.