Mugabe’s Zimbabwe – Documentary
Once upon a time in Africa, there was a humble teacher. He seemed to have dedicated his life for a cause larger than his own – that of liberation, freedom and Independence from an oppressive regime which denied his people their basic rights, freedom and dignity. The man was Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He fought for Zimbabwe’s Independence from an oppressive white minority rule and garnered a black majority rule. Mugabe became the president of free Zimbabwe, a beacon of hope for democracy and peace in the country. But, thirty years after independence, Mugabe who was once the darling of the world is now considered a despot. A man who was once called a ‘Liberator’ is now called a ‘Dictator’. A man who is the ‘President’ of a country is called a ‘Tyrant’. And Zimbabwe today is a mismanaged nation that is bankrupt, isolated and marked by abject poverty and spiraling unemployment. Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is an enquiry into how Zimbabwe, from its successful independence 30 years ago has collapsed dramatically. The film is a terrifying story, plotting Mugabe’s three decades of bloodshed, terror and corruption and narrates how he turned hope into desolation.