Democrats

Two rival politicians attempt to make history by creating a constitution that would give birth to a democratic Zimbabwe.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
April 18, 2016
Length
120 minutes
Funding Initiative
International
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    2015 Tribeca Film Festival-Best Documentary Feature
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    2015 Cinema Eye Honors-Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
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    2015 Cinema Eye Honors-Outstanding Achievement in Production
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    2015 Budapest International Documentary Festival-Audience Award
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    2015 Nordic Panorama Film Festival-Best Documentary
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    2015 Göteborg International Film Festival-Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary
  • Nielsson camilla filmmaker bio
    Director

    Camilla Nielsson

    Camilla Nielsson is an independent director, producer, and cinematographer. She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology & Media Studies from New York University. Her first documentary short film, The Children of Darfur, won the Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Film Festival, the TV3 International Actual Award in Spain, and the Miradas Doc Award. Her Show more latest documentary, Mumbai Disconnected, was in the official selection at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA 2009, and has screened in festivals worldwide. Show less

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    Producer

    Henrik Veileborg

    Henrik Veileborg was born in Copenhagen in 1964 and studied production at the National Filmschool of Denmark. From 1995 until 2002 he worked as a producer and production manager at Magic Hour Films in Copenhagen. From 2002 to 2006, he was the head of development for the Danish Film Institute, which he left to take up the reigns as CEO and Producer at Upfront Show more Films (formerly known as Cosmo Doc). Show less

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    The Film

    A film about the creation of a new constitution in Zimbabwe, Democrats follows two top politicians who have been appointed to lead the country through the reform process. The two men are political opponents, but united in the ambition to make history by giving the nation a new founding document that would give birth to a democratic Zimbabwe.

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