You may have already seen this award winning film in UK cinemas during the last five months since it opened, but there’s now a chance now to see the UK TV version this week -10pm Tuesday 18th May on More 4. Please tell those who may be interested. Sky 138, Freeview, 14 Virgin Media 145?
The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries presents the film, made by BAFTA Nominated team of directors Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey, and producers David Pearson and Elisabeth Morgan Hemlock, it tells how one white farmer in Zimbabwe took on the might of the Zimbabwe government and took Robert Mugabe himself to court. Mike Campbell ran a mango farm in Zimbabwe which was reallocated to a poor black family (in reality, the son of one of Mugabe's former ministers) under Mugabe's Land Reform Programme. But Campbell and his son-in-law Ben Freeth took their case to a tribunal of the Southern African Development Community, an international court in Namibia, arguing the eviction was based on racial discrimination, which is illegal in Zimbabwe. The case dragged on for over a year, during which Campbell and his family were intimidated by armed gangs, kidnapped and tortured to within an inch of their lives. This film, much of which had to be shot covertly, is an intimate account of one family's bravery in the face of state brutality and whose fight for justice has implications for ordinary Zimbabweans who continue to suffer at the hands of Mugabe and his regime.?
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The DVD is also now available in shops and from Amazon.