Beyond Borders film season promotes small nation cultures

Beyond Borders film season promotes small nation cultures

Highlights include Mugabe and the White African and The Other Bank

Taking its name from a Scottish organisation that’s involved in promoting small nation cultures around the world, this film season presents some very fine recent films from Georgia, Palestine and Zimbabwe. Highlights include a screening and Q&A of Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson’s excellent documentary Mugabe and the White African, a showcase of recent short Palestinian documentaries and Georgian post civil war drama The Other Bank. Ticket deals available.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Mon 16-Sun 22 Aug.

Mugabe and the White African

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson

Documentary about Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's aggressive land reform programme and the effect it has had on white-owned farms and their inhabitants. The film follows the brave fight of farmer Michael Campbell to hold on to his farm and live peacefully.


1. Christian Allard12 Aug 2010, 11:28pm Report

I am disappointed with Beyond Borders promoting the "documentary" of Ben Freeth and Mike Campbell.
In no way are those two landowners representatives of a small nation culture. The first is British straight from the British Establishment soon to become a Member of the British Empire, the other a South African army captain who came to Rhodesia in 1974 to become a large landowner.

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