Democrats - Q&A with Camilla Nielsson and Abel Chikomo

Voertaal: English

When & where?

woensdag 25 maart 2015 - 20:45
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag

After the screening there will be a Q&A with Danish filmmaker Camilla Nielsson and prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Abel Chikomo about the situation in Zimbabwe.

Camilla Nielsson studied Anthropology and Media Studies in New York. Since 2000 she works as independent filmmaker, and directed the trilogy Good Morning Afghanistan (2003), Durga (2004), and The Children of Darfur (2005), among others.  For her feature debut Democrats, Nielsson followed the two protagonists from MDC and ZANU-PF during the period of three years.

Abel Chikomo is a human rights lawyer and Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum. This is a coalition of twenty-one human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe, and its activities include transitional justice work, human rights research and documentation and public interest litigation. In 2011 Chikomo was charged, stood trial, - and was eventually acquitted in November 2013 - of running an ‘unregistered’ organisation in Zimbabwe.

The Q&A will be led by Hugo Knoppert, coordinator of Zimbabwe Watch, a coalition of Dutch developmental organisations with programs in Zimbabwe.