African Film Festival Inc, Doc Watchers' Inc, and Maysles Cinema Presents: Mugable: Villian or Hero?

Monday, May 6th, 7:00pm

Mugabe: Villain or Hero?

Roy Agyemang, 2012, 11 6min, UK

Is there more to President Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe than is being shown on our television screens? What’s the true extent of Mugabe’s support inside Zimbabwe? What has happened to the country that they all called the bread basket of Africa – and why? These questions and more led British filmmaker Roy Agyemang on a journey to Zimbabwe to make a documentary about President Robert Mugabe. What started out as a three-month mission turned into three life-changing years, culminating in a rare interview with one of the world’s longest-serving yet most reviled leaders. Mugabe: Villain or Hero? Is an epic personal journey, narrated by Agyemang who, together with his UK-based Zimbabwean fixer, found themselves in Mugabe’s entourage, on Colonel Gaddafi’s private jet and around a host of prominent African leaders.


Post-Screening Skype Q&A with Director, Roy Agyemang and reception to follow screening.