Reviews & Quotes
“The way this film confronts the fragility of democracy and the ever-looming possibility of violence
hit home for this American viewer in a way that was both harrowing and humbling.”
“Intimate... Thrilling .... Riveting”
“Zimbabwe needs this film like a body needs oxygen. It has the potential to save lives,
liberate the oppressed, and discover truths. There is no better purpose for filmmaking, than this.”
"A thrilling, enraging film, and its intimate access...is extraordinary."
"A devastating, heartened report of democracy in peril against a dictator."
"A remarkable story of bravery and determination against daunting odds
in Zimbabwe’s first “free and fair” elections...Chilling."
Sundance Film Festival, USA (World Premiere)
Movies That Matter, The Netherlands
DOK.Fest München, Germany
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Anders V. Christensen
FINAL CUT FOR REAL is a two-time Oscar® nominated production company based in Denmark dedicated to producing high-end, creative documentaries and fiction films for the international market. The company was founded in 2009 by producers Signe Byrge Sørensen & Anne Köhncke.
At Final Cut for Real we work with young directors as well as established talent to create a productive mixture of experience and innovative approaches to filmmaking. Our policy is to be curious, daring and to seek out directors with serious artistic ambitions. We work with the best cinematographers, editors, sound designers, composers and colorists in the industry, both locally and internationally.
LOUVERTURE FILMS produces independent films, series and artworks of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Co-founded in 2005 by actor Danny Glover and producer Joslyn Barnes, joined by partners Susan Rockefeller, Tony Tabatznik, Sawsan Asfari, Jeffrey Clark and Karin Chien, the company takes its name and inspiration from the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture - famous for always creating an “opening” in the face of enormous obstacles.
Louverture Films partners with progressive artists and producers around the world and particularly from the global South, and proactively supports the employment and training of cast and crew from historically marginalized communities in the United States.
SANT & USANT is a Norwegian production company established in 2006. The company has developed a strong voice in the Nordic and European documentary industry, producing films for established filmmakers as well as new strong voices.
Their films have been distributed both theatrically, on TV, and on VOD platforms. The company focuses on films with new visual perspectives and also regularly works on films with underrepresented voices. The company has been nominated and received awards for their films in festivals such as Hot Docs, IDFA, Sheffield, CPH:DOX.
CINEPHIL is an international sales and advisory firm, with a strong reputation for securing international distribution, broadcasting and financing deals for documentaries from around the world on behalf of producers and directors. With a history of selling unique and award-winning films, Cinephil also acts as a strategic advisor and co-producer.
Cinephil has facilitated the sale and financing of well over a hundred films. Cinephil represented) the 2013 Academy Award nominee “The Gatekeepers“; 2014 Academy Award nominee “The Act of Killing“, executive produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris; “Cathedrals of Culture“, a 3D project executive produced by Wim Wenders and including films by Wim Wenders and Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese’s documentary, “The 50 Year Argument“.
Cinephil has co-produced many films, including 2014 Academy Award nominee, Dror Moreh’s “The Gatekeepers“, Dror Shaul’s “Sweet Mud”, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Recent titles include “Advocate” by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche, “Collective” by Alexander Nanau, “Gunda” by Victor Kossakovsky and The Ross Brother’s “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets”.
Production Year: 2021 / Production Countries: Denmark/USA/Norway Duration: 115 min / Audio: English & Shona / Subtitles: English
Directed by Camilla Nielsson (Democrats)
Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence), Joslyn Barnes (Strong Island, Hale County This Morning, This Evening)
Executive Produced by Thandiwe Newton, Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Co-Produced by Anne Köhncke & Anita Rehoff Larsen
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