Mugabe and the White African, much of which was filmed clandestinely, tells an alarming story from one of the world’s most troubled nations. In Zimbabwe, de facto dictator Robert Mugabe has unleashed a “land reform” program aimed at driving whites from the country through violence and intimidation. One proud “white African,” however, has challenged Mugabe with human rights abuses under international law. The courage Michael Campbell and his family display as they defend their farm — in court and on the ground — makes for a film as inspiring as it is harrowing.
After watching the film, visit POV’s Mugabe and the White African website for interactive features about the film.
- Watch it on POV’s website starting Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Then, go behind the lens with an exclusive extended interview with co-director Lucy Bailey.
- Join us for a live chat on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 12:30pm ET with filmmakers Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson and Zimbabwean farmer, Ben Freeth.
- Explore a multimedia timeline of Zimbabwe’s history and Robert Mugabe’s rule.
- Follow Mike Campbell’s case against Robert Mugabe and the government of Zimbabwe with a timeline of events and key documents.
- Visit the POV Mugabe and the White African companion site for more interactive features and a giveaway for Mugabe and the White African prizes.