Denmark, Norway 2021 – Director: Camilla Nielsson – Original language: English – Subtitles: English – Length: 130 min.

After 37 years under Robert Mugabe’s rule, Zimbabwe’s population is crying out for one thing above all: change. The young opposition leader Nelson Chamisa becomes a beacon of hope yet the system of corruption and electoral fraud is deeply entrenched. Mind-boggling insights into the mechanisms of a sham democracy.

We present the German Premiere of the film.

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Camilla Nielsson

After studying at the Tisch School of the Arts, Nielsson completed a master's degree in visual anthropology at New York University. In addition to her work as a documentarian, she has worked as a media consultant for UNICEF and UNESCO.

For her documentary feature debut DEMOCRATS (2014), she won the Best Documentary Award at Nordisk Panorama and top prizes at CPH:DOX and Tribeca Film Festival. Her follow-up film PRESIDENT received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at its world premiere at Sundance.


Filmography (selection)

DEMOCRATS, DK 2014, 99 min.
MUMBAI DISCONNECTED, DK 2009, 58 min. Main Competition

The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize sponsors are Bayerischer Rundfunk and Story House Productions, a company of the Bavaria Film Group.


Shortlist DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe


Editing: Jeppe Bødskov. Production: Final Cut for Real, Louverture Films, Co-produced by: Sant & Usant. Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes. International Sales: Cinephil

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