Democrats The Film

DEMOCRATS - BLU-RAY

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EXTRA MATERIAL: 42 MINUTES DELETED SCENES, 24 PAGE BOOKLET & TRAILER

Outstanding, urgent, vivid… Finally a film that deserves to be called necessary.
– New York Times

Even the slyest political satire couldn’t outdo this riveting docu study of Zimbabwe’s troubled coalition government.
– Variety

In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s contentious 2008 presidential win, Zimbabwe convened a bipartisan constitutional committee in an effort to transition the country away from its corrupt authoritarian leadership. Two men from rival political parties were appointed to the committee: Paul Mangwana and Douglas Mwonzora. Mwonzora, representing the opposition, is trying to wrest power from dictator Mugabe, and lead the country into a modern democracy. Mangwana, the President’s henchman is fighting to maintain the political status quo. It can go either way – toward liberation, or toward renewed repression.. As the two begin to navigate their uncertain course, an uneasy alliance begins to form.

Filmed over three years with unprecedented access to the two political rivals overseeing the committee, this riveting, firsthand account of a country’s fraught first steps towards democracy plays at once like an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film.

Duration: 99 min.
Year: 2015
Language: English, Shona
Subtitles: English, English (SDH), Danish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional)