'Mugabe and the White African' free of charge for students

'Mugabe and the White African' free of charge for students

March 30, 2010

The screening of Mugabe and the White African, Tuesday at 19.00 hrs is part of the Students' Choice programme. Students can attend this screening for free.


In Mugabe and the White African we follow white Zimbabwean farmer Mike Campbell. He brings a case against President Mugabe at an international court. Like many other white farmers, Campbell has been informed that under Mugabe's land reform programme he is supposed to give up his land. Pending the trial, the threat of land reforms increases, but the Campbells are willing to make great personal sacrifices.


After the film, Vrij Nederland journalist Harm Ede Botje will lead the discussion with FNV union president Agnes Jongerius, who paid an official visit to Zimbabwe just last summer, Peter Hermes, personal advisor to Tsvangirai, and director Lucy Bailey. The discussion will look at the consequences of Zimbabwe's land reform policy for the farmers and for the Zimbabwean workers, the results of the ‘government of national unity' and the role played by the international community.


Students have their own competition programme at the Movies that Matter Festival. Students' Choice was created in 2009 together with De Haagse Hogeschool (The Hague University). A jury made up of five students chose three films out of a pre-selection taken from the festival programme. This year's selection consists of Mugabe and the White African, Reporter and The Red Chapel.

Owners of a student card can obtain free entrance tickets for the screenings by presenting their student card at the cash desk. Reserving is still recommended.


Students' Choice is organised in cooperation with de Haagse Hogeschool.


(c) Photo by Robin Hammond