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Democrats

Camilla Nielsson, Denmark, 2014

99 min.DK/Documentary

Over the course of more than three years director Camilla Nielsson has been up close in the inner circles of politics in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. With the process of creating Zimbabwe's new constitution as the film's narrative backbone, DEMOCRATS tells the unique story of the political elite in Zimbabwe fighting the battle over the founding principles defining the country's possible future.
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Danish title Democrats
Keywords Democracy, , , , ,
Director Camilla Nielsson
Screenplay Camilla Nielsson
Producer Henrik Veileborg
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Appearances Paul Mangwana, Douglas Mwonzora, Robert Mugabe
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language English,Shona
Production companies Upfront Films ApS
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Danish festival release 13.11.2014, Grand, CPH:DOX
Online release 24.08.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Upfront Films ApS
Co-producer ITVS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, BBC, NHK, VPRO - Television, YLE, SVT, NRK, Danidas Oplysningsbevilling, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, European Partnership for Democracy
In colaboration with DR Sales

Direction

Direction Camilla Nielsson

Script

Screenplay Camilla Nielsson
Research Peter Tygesen
Concept Peter Tygesen
Translation Anonymous
Translation Anonymous
Translation Anonymous
Translation Russell L. Dees

Production

Producer Henrik Veileborg
Executive producer Sally Jo Fifer
Executive producer Nick Fraser
Executive producer Mette Hoffmann Meyer
Production manager Signe Tillisch
Production Monica Hellström
Production Sidsel Lønvig Siersted
Post-production supervisor Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Technical support Mikkel Sangstad

Cinematography

Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Sophie Winqvist

Stills

Stills Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Editing

Editor Jeppe Bødskov
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editing supervisor Molly Malene Stensgaard

Music

Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Orchestration Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Orchestration Gustav Rasmussen
Conductor Oleg Kondratenko
Musical recording Giorgi Hristovski

Sound

Sound designer Thomas Jæger
Sound mixer Thomas Jæger
Recording engineer Camilla Nielsson
Dialogue mixer Kristoffer Salting
Dialogue mixer Brian Dyrby
Sound effects Kim Dong-Han
Sound effects Bo Asdal Andersen

Voice

Radio speaker Alex Bell

Visual effects

Colorgrading Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Colorgrading Maria Klarlund
Graphic design Emil Thorbjørnsson

Animation

Technical support Martin Munck Schmidt
Technical support Thomas Irving

Appearance

Appearance Paul Mangwana
Appearance Douglas Mwonzora
Appearance Robert Mugabe

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Documentary Film Prize of the Lübeck Unions 2015 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015
Best International Documentary 2015 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015
Best Director 2015 Harare, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival 2015
Honorable Mention 2015 Bergen International Film festival 2015
Audience Award 2015 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary Award 2015 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015
Human Rights Award 2015 Dokufest Prizren 2015
Special Mention 2015 Durban International Film Festival 2015
Grand Prix International du Documentaire 2015 Ouagadougo, Festival Ciné Droit Libre 2015
Freedom Award 2015 Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015
The Jury Pricze for Best ConScience Film 2015 Leuven, Docville 2015
Best Documentary Award 2015 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Best Director 2015 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015
Nomination. Best Feature Documentary 2015 Danmarks Film Akademi 2015
Special Jury Mention 2014 CPH:DOX 2014
REEL TALENT AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Cinemateket 2017-01-01
Guadalupe Human Rights Film Festival 2016-10-07
Canberra, Stronger Than Fiction 2016-07-28
Montreal, Cinéma sous les Etoiles 2016-06-29
Montreal, Le Cinéma sous les étoiles 2016-06-29
Cevennes International Documentary Film Festival 2016-04-29
Colorado, ACT Human Rights Film Festival 2016-04-15
Paris Human Rights Film Festival 2016-04-05
9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival 2016-03-30
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 2016-03-25
Paris, Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe 2016-03-16
Cambridge, DocYard 2016-03-07
ZagrebDox 2016-02-21
Tromsø International Film Festival 2016-01-18
Cinema Eye Honors 2016-01-10
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2015-12-12
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 2015-11-26
Nairobi Film Festival 2015-11-16
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2015-11-12
Lagos, Africa International Film Festival 2015-11-08
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04
London, Film Africa 2015-10-30
Lusaka EU FF 2015-10-30
Ottawa, One World Film Festival 2015-10-24
Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 2015-10-22
Vilnius, One World Film Festival 2015-10-15
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2015-10-13
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015-10-09
Hamptons Film Festival 2015-10-08
Harare, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival 2015-10-03
Guth Gafa 2015-10-02
Zürich Film Festival 2015-09-24
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2015-09-23
Bergen International Film festival 2015-09-23
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18
Camden Int. Film Festival 2015-09-17
Edinburgh, Take One Action Film Festival 2015-09-16
Guyana, Human Rights Film Festival 2015-09-01
Cape Town, Tri Continental Film Festival 2015-08-19
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08
Melbourne Film Festival 2015-07-30
Durban International Film Festival 2015-07-16
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2015-07-16
Ouagadougo, Festival Ciné Droit Libre 2015-06-28
Addis International Film Festival 2015-06-12
Bologna, Biografilm 2015-06-05
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015-06-05
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-06-04
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03
Docsbarcelona 2015-05-25
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09
München Documentary Festival 2015-05-07
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06
Leuven, Docville 2015-05-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015-04-23
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2015-04-23
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2015-04-15
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2015-03-20
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015-03-18
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 2015-03-05
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2015-03-02
Oslo, Human Rights - Human Wrongs 2015-02-10
Danmarks Film Akademi 2015-02-01
Belgrade, Fest. of European Feature Doc. 2015-01-30
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06
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