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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Michael Campbell -- a white, 75-year-old farmer living in Zimbabwe -- stands up for his rights against an oppressive government in this fascinating documentary. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's controversial "Land Reform" system has forced most white farmers out of the country, turning their properties over to inexperienced government officials. But Campbell, determined to defend his farm (and the black workers and family members who live there), takes his case to international court.


Directors: Lucy Bailey , Andrew Thompson

Genres: Documentary

Mugabe and the White African (2009)

Release Date: July 23rd, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Its awkward title notwithstanding, Mugabe and the White African offers the sort of narrative drama rarely found in documentaries. show more

  • 80
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The documentary is powerful, as far as it goes, but would be stronger if the filmmakers had been able to follow the story further. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It seems to me that Campbell has a good case here--good enough, anyway, to convince the judges on the African court. show more

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