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It is a film both bleak and optimistic, humorous and deeply serious, imbued with daily Zimbabwean life and the conviction that this country is so much more than its woes.
The quasi-Kafkaesque administration holding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's corrupt dictatorship in place finally gets the first-hand scrutiny it merits in Camilla Nielsson's riveting documentary Democrats.
Both accessible to those with little background on the subject and privileged enough to be of value to students of the country's history.
The film's question of how democracy can be achieved in a rigged system is especially timely, considering how America's corporate powers have caused countless citizens to feel as if their voices have been silenced.
Both inspiring and upsetting, "Democrats" is, finally, a film that deserves to be called "necessary."
As excellent a documentary about politics as you will ever see.
Very alarming and revealing.
Equal parts thriller, procedural, and unlikely character study, and it's one of the most gripping, accomplished piece of nonfiction cinema of this or many recent years.
Nielsson's film is a brave and important one.
Riveting, fascinating, fair and balanced with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.
[A] brilliant documentary.
A hard-hitting documentary on the complexities of creating a workable democracy in Africa.
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