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Robert Mugabe, what happened?
Simon Bright
Long | Zimbabwe | 2011

 

 

 

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"Robert Mugabe… what happened?" revient sur la vie de Mugabe. Il illustre dramatiquement son combat victorieux pour la libération et le développement du Zimbabwé, mais aussi son obsession à vouloir garder le pouvoir à tout prix.

Afrique du Sud / Zimbabwe, 2011, 1h20.

Un documentaire de Simon Bright

avec
Robert Mugabe, Elinor Sisulu, Brian Raftopolous, David Coltart, Simba Makoni, Michael Auret, Simon Bright, Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti, Arthur Mutambara

Réalisé par
Simon Bright

Écrit par
Simon Bright and Ingrid Sinclair

Produit par
Michael Auret



"Robert Mugabe… what happened?" is a definitive account of Mugabe's life. It dramatically illustrates his successful liberation and development of Zimbabwe, but also his ruthless and cunning retention of power at all costs.

A documentary by Simon Bright

South Africa, 2011, 80 min
The documentary, "Robert Mugabe... what happened?" directed by Simon Bright and produced by Michael Auret, has its World Premiere as the Opening Night film of the Encounters South Africa International Documentary Festival in Cape Town on Thursday 9 June 2011. Billed as the definitive account of Mugabe's life, it dramatically illustrates his successful liberation and development of the country but also his ruthless and cunning retention of power at all costs.

Bright says that this film "gives Mugabe the credit where its due. It's an exploration of what happened to a promising African leader who was well respected and it recognises his fight for freedom and against Apartheid. But it also explores the forces that caused him to effectively destroy a lot of what he built."


with
Robert Mugabe, Elinor Sisulu, Brian Raftopolous, David Coltart, Simba Makoni, Michael Auret, Simon Bright, Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti, Arthur Mutambara

Directed by
Simon Bright

Written by
Simon Bright and Ingrid Sinclair

Produced by
Michael Auret

Production: ZIMMEDIA / Spier Films

BACKGROUND
Bright and Auret were both part of activist famillies opposed to Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith and white supremacy. Both families were exiled during the Rhodesaian war and returned just after Robert Mugabe had brought democracy to South Africa's pioneering neighbour.

The early promise of Mugabe's reign deteriorated and Bright was inspired to make the film after imprisonment for a short time in 2003, and so he slipped back across the border in 2007 to start research. Five years later they are finishing this eye-opening film, which contains never-seen-before archival footage.

Bright was co-producer of the 1996 Zimbabwe liberation film, "Flame", directed by his wife, Ingrid Sinclair and the first Zimbabwean film to screen at The Cannes Film Festival. Ingrid Sinclair, is a co-writer on the film "Robert Mugabe... what happened?"

Auret ran the media campaign for the National Constitutional Assembly which defeated Mugabe in the first constitutional referendum in 2000 and he went on to open the first private radio station in Zimbabwe, Capital Radio, which was later shut down and he was forced to leave the country. He currently runs Spier Films and has produced the feature films "Master Harold and the Boys" released in May 2011 and "Black Butterflies" to be released in July in South Africa. He was previously the Festival Director of Sithengi and the Cape Town World Cinema Festival between 2001 and 2007 and is married to Ulla Mahaka who was an actor in the film "Flame".


CONTACT
For more information:
Lesedi Rudolph
PR and media
cell: +27 76 590 0564
lesedi@onedogchicken.com
www.spierfilms.com

Joy Sapieka
Encounters Film Festival Publicist
cell: +27 73 212 5492
tel: +27 21 790 0692
fax:+ 27 21 4221842
joyls@mweb.co.za (

Sites web
http://www.MugabeMovie.com
http://www.twitter.com/MugabeMovie
http://www.spierfilms.com
http://www.facebook.com/mugabemovie

The film screens publicly in Johannesburg on Friday 10, Friday 17 and Sunday 26 June at Nu Metro Hyde Park, and in Cape Town on Monday 13 and Sunday 26 June at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront. Public premiers on 10 and 13 June will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Simon Bright.

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
www.encounters.co.za
* World Premier
* Opening Night

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pays
Zimbabwe

date de création
2011

format
Long

catégorie
documentaire

genre
portrait

durée
80'

site web
http://www.MugabeMovie.com

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fiche artistique

Producteur/trice
Michael Auret

Réalisateur/trice
Simon Bright

Scénariste
Ingrid Sinclair
Simon Bright

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production

Zimmedia
Simon BRIGHT (Producer)
HARARE
Zimbabwe
tel.1 : +263 4 309 847
tel.2 : +44 117 924 6129
[envoyer un mail]

Spier Films
CAPE TOWN
Afrique du Sud
[envoyer un mail]

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Spier Films UK (Spier Distribution)
St. Mary's House
42 Vicarage Cres
SW11 3LD Battersea, LONDON
Royaume-Uni
tel.1 : +44 20 7326 8461
fax : +44 20 7326 8448
[envoyer un mail]

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Evènements
   

 

09/06/2011 > 26/06/2011
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Encounters 2011 - South African International Documentary Festival
13ème édition

 

 

21/07/2011 > 31/07/2011
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Festival international du Film de Durban (DIFF) 2011
32ème édition

 

 

09/09/2011 > 18/09/2011
festival |Mozambique |
Dockanema 2011
6è édition du festival de documentaire Dockanema, qui se déroule chaque année à Maputo, capitale du Mozambique.

 

 

16/11/2011 > 27/11/2011
festival |Pays-Bas |
IDFA 2011 - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
24 édition

 

 

24/10/2012 > 03/11/2012
festival |Kenya |
Kenya International Film Festival KIFF 2012
7ème édition. Thème : "World Classics"

 

 

23/02/2013 > 02/03/2013
festival |Burkina Faso |
FESPACO 2013 (Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou)
23e édition. Thème : "Cinéma africain et politiques publiques en Afrique".

 

 

26/04/2013 > 05/05/2013
festival |Canada |
PanAfrica International - Vues d'Afrique : les Journées du cinéma africain et créole de Montréal 2013
29e édition

 

 

03/04/2014 > 13/04/2014
festival |France |
Caravane des Cinémas d'Afrique

 

 

24/04/2014 > 07/05/2014
festival |Tchad |
Festival de cinéma Euro-Africain de Ndjaména 2014
8ème édition. Thème "La Force des Mots". Entrée libre.

 
   


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