23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. In the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, the new leader of the opposition Nelson Chamisa is challenging the dictator’s corrupt legacy, and his successor Emmerson ‘the crocodile’ Mnangagwa. The election will be the ultimate test for both sides. How they interpret the principles of democracy, if they can inspire trust among the citizenry, not succumb to violence, and foster faith in institutions, will set the course for the future for the country. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while specifics may differ, the fight for democracy is of universal relevance.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Camilla Nielsson
Cinematography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editing: Jeppe Bødskov
Music: Jonas Colstrup
Production: Final Cut for Real
Producers: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joslyn Barnes
Co-production: Louverture Films, Sant & Usant, ZDF Arte, BBC
Co-producers: Anne Köhncke, Anita Rehoff Larsen
Executive producer: Susan Rockefeller, Danny Glover, Tone Grottjord-Glenne
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark, USA, Norway
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 127΄
Contact: CINEPHIL, Shoshi Korman
Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Award for Cinema Verité Filmmaking – Sundance FF 2021

Camilla Nielsson


2003 Good Morning Afghanistan (short)
2004 Durga (short)
2005 The Children of Darfur (short)
2014 Democrats
2021 President