Directed by Camilla Nielsson, President will be competing in the World Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. In the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, the new leader of the opposition Nelson Chamisa is challenging the dictator’s corrupt legacy, and his successor Emmerson ‘the crocodile’ Mnangagwa. The election will be the ultimate test for both sides. How they interpret the principles of democracy, if they can inspire trust among the citizenry, not succumb to violence, and foster faith in institutions, will set the course for the future for the country. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while specifics may differ, the fight for democracy is of universal relevance.
DIRECTOR: Camilla Nielsson
PRODUCERS: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes
CO-PRODUCERS: Anne Köhncke & Anita Rehoff Larsen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
US SALES: Submarine
INTL. SALES: Cinephil