Mugabe And The White African, the British-made documentary, has been selected for an Oscar-qualifying screening at the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) 13th Annual Documentary Showcase in Los Angeles and New York.

The showcase, which was launched in 1997, runs between July 31 and August 20. It has been extended this year to give film-makers the opportunity to reach larger audiences as they qualify for Oscar consideration.

Mugabe And The WhiteAfrican was shot covertly in Zimbabwe in 2008 and tells the story of white farmer Mike Campbell, who takes President Robert Mugabe to court for racism and win his case despite a campaign of intimidation against him and his family.

The film directed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson and produced by David Pearson and Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock. It is an Arturi Films production in association with Explore Films, Film Agency Wales and Molinare Productions. HanWay Films is handling international sales.

Hemlock Morgan said: “It’s an extraordinary account of surviving, and the film reveals the devastating consequences of Mugabe’s illegal land reform for black and white Zimbabweans.”

The film recently won the Sterling World Grand Jury Prize at the Silver Docs Festival in Washington.