Zimbabwe: A New Film About Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections Is Worth Watching, but Flawed

Danish director Camilla Nielsson‘s documentary President (2021) is an up-close, intimate tale. It follows the election travails of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance and its leader, Nelson Chamisa.

Winner of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Verité Filmmaking, the film deploys an “in the moment” technique as it follows the lead-up to the 2018 general elections.

It documents Chamisa’s battle against the governing Zanu-PF party…


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