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President directed by Camilla Nielsson
President directed by Camilla Nielsson

Greenwich Entertainment released the official trailer for the award-winning documentary President by director Camilla Nielsson (Democrats) opening in theaters starting Friday, December 17 at Film Forum in New York City. The film won the Sundance Film Festival 2021 Special Jury Award for Cinema Verité Filmmaking, was nominated for the Gotham Award for Best Documentary and is an awards-contender for best documentary feature.

When Robert Mugabe was removed from power, Zimbabwe military leaders promised they would not seize control for themselves but would ensure democracy in a national election. Against a backdrop of economic crisis, food shortages, and political violence, the stakes could not be higher. Working to defeat the ruling party, which has controlled Zimbabwe since independence, is the young and charismatic Nelson Chamisa, who draws comparisons to a young Nelson Mandela in expressing the country’s utmost desire to be “led” and not “ruled”. After decades of a corrupt group clinging to power using any tool available—legal or not—can a free, fair, and transparent election be truly possible?

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