Mugabe And The White African a British made theatrical documentary from Arturi Films, will premiere at the 2009 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival which runs from April 30 to May 10, 2009.
It will be presented in the International Spectrum programme, the official competition for International productions and is also eligible for the Audience Award.
The documentary, which was shot covertly in Zimbabwe in 2008, charts white farmer Mike Campbell who takes president Mugabe to court for racism. Campbell won his case despite intimidation, threats and violence against him, his family, the 500 black workers and their families who share life on the farm.
Produced by David Pearson and Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, it is directed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson. The film has been pre-sold to Channel 4 and an international sales agent is yet to be attached.
Pearson, a BAFTA nominated documentary director and festival director of the International Screenwriters' Festival, said,
'We follow Mike's unique challenge to President Mugabe across the last year, as he takes Mugabe to court, accusing him of racism and violation of his Human Rights. Mike and his son-in law Ben Freeth stand ready to protect their farm, and their lives' work at any cost.'