Mugabe and the White African
Mugabe and the White African (2010)

Michael Campbell is one of a handful of white farmers still left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began enforcing his controversial land seizure program, an initiative intended to reclaim white-owned land and redistribute it to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As much legal thriller as objective documentary, this account of a farmer's battle with Zimbabwe's regime serves as a powerful and emotional attack upon President Mugabe.

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

The result is part legal thriller, part five-hankie melodrama.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Compelling true-life story of the legal battle between a white farmer and the repressive Zimbabwean regime.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The filmmakers leave massive and sometimes reactionary holes in a film that could easily have pled a more accommodating and sophisticated yet equally airtight case.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In a continent where despotic rule is not uncommon, there is little argument that Mugabe is the most monstrous of rulers.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Many viewers will leave "Mugabe and the White African" thinking that they have seen few, if any, documentaries as wrenching, sad and infuriating, and those feelings will be justified.

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Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor

The final hearing is the most extraordinary scene in the film.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Bailey and Thompson managed to create a remarkably vivid portrait of a land and its people, while bringing us two unforgettable heroes in Campbell and Freeth.

Eric Hynes
Time Out

The film clandestinely captures marauders in action while embedding itself in the imperiled home of aging farmer Michael Campbell.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Mugabe and the White African is cinema-as-journalism at its most aesthetically confident and humanely satisfying.

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"Mugabe and the White African" is a documentary about Mike Campbell's fight to retain his commercial farm in Zimbabwe(ne Rhodesia) from being… More