Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Director: Camilla Nielsson
Editor Jeppe Bødskov will attend from Copenhagen via Skype for a post-screening discussion with Alice Apley, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources.
“In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s contentious 2008 presidential win, Zimbabwe convened a bipartisan constitutional committee in an effort to transition the country away from its corrupt authoritarian leadership. Two men from rival political parties were appointed to the committee: Paul Mangwana and Douglas Mwonzora. Should they fail at securing maximum influence for their respective political parties on the provisions in the new constitution, dire consequences will loom. As the two begin to navigate their uncertain course, an uneasy alliance begins to form.
Filmed over three years with unprecedented access to the two political rivals overseeing the committee, this riveting, firsthand account of a country’s fraught first steps towards democracy plays at once like an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film.”
– Tribeca Film Festival / Cara Cusumano
THE DOCYARD SPRING 2016 SHORTS PROGRAM
Prior to this feature screening, the DocYard is pleased to present LE CRAPAUD CHEZ SES BEAUX-PARENTS (Toad Visits His In Laws, 1991, 8 min) by Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto, a short film from DER.
About the Shorts Programming
For the Spring 2016 Season, The DocYard shorts have been programmed by The Non-Fiction Cartel with help from DER. The films, selected by Eric P. Gulliver (NFC) and Alijah Case (DER), were chosen to create a dialogue between the short form, the feature documentary, and the audience. The programming aims to showcase innovative short works across the decades, while acknowledging and contributing to the Boston area’s rich history of documentary filmmaking. Celebrating this documentary tradition, the selections represent The Non-Fiction Cartel’s continued collaborations between the Camden International Film Festival, DER, and FRONTLINE.
About The Non-Fiction Cartel
Founded in 2012, The Non-Fiction Cartel is a working collaborative that supports, creates, and enhances short form documentary media making in New England.
About Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
Founded by Cambridge based filmmaker John Marshall in 1968, DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aiming to foster community, challenge preconceptions, and safeguard our diverse cultural memory through media. DER offers distribution, fiscal sponsorship, and consulting for thought-provoking documentary media.