Celebrated SA doccie at FESPACO


Billed as the definitive account of Mugabe’s life, the documentary Robert Mugabe… What Happened? has been selected for competition at the largest and oldest Panafrican Film and Television Festival in the world – the 23rd Festival Panafrican du Cinema et de la Television de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

The movie, directed by Simon Bright and produced by Michael Auret, had its world premiere as the Opening Night Film of the Encounters South Africa International Documentary Festival in Cape Town in 2011. The film had sold-out performances at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2011 and is the first African documentary to get a wide cinema release in the UK.

Experts on Zimbabwe interviewed in the documentary include Trevor Ncube, Geoff Nyarota, Lovemore Maduku, Simba Makoni and the late Edgar Tekere.


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