Camilla Nielsson, Denmark, 2021

130 min.DK/Documentary

Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as ‘the crocodile’. The election will be the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret the principles of democracy in a post-Mugabe era – in discourse and in practice?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title President
Danish title President
Director Camilla Nielsson
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes
Director of Photography Henrik Ipsen
Editor Jeppe Bødskov
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearances Nelson Chamisa, Thabani Mpofu, Nkululeko Sibanda
Production country Denmark, Norway
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR 2, Sundance Foundation


Direction Camilla Nielsson


Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Producer Joslyn Barnes
Co-producer Anne Köhncke
Co-producer Anita Rehoff Larsen


Cinematographer Henrik Ipsen


Editor Jeppe Bødskov
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Visual effects

Colourist Tom Chr. Lilletvedt


Appearance Nelson Chamisa
Appearance Thabani Mpofu
Appearance Nkululeko Sibanda

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
World Cinema Special Jury Award: Vérité Filmmaking 2021 Sundance Film Festival 2021

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
CPH:DOX 2021-04-21
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2021-04-08
Leuven, Docville 2021-03-24
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2021-03-19
Sundance Film Festival 2021-01-28
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