'No News From Harare´ documentary by Wendy Dent
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UPCOMING SCREENING and discussion with Australian director WENDY DENT as guest speaker:
Wednesday September 12, 6pm
Presented by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Humanitarian Academy at the School of Public Health, and Harvard's Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research;
September 13, 4pm,
co-presented by the Institute for Human Rights and
Columbia University Master of Arts Student Council
Further screenings at other Ivy league universities about to be announced. More details coming soon.
A cutting edge account of Mugabe's Zimbabwe: Political persecution in the guise of democracy
"It was cruel. Extremely cruel".
One year on from the land evictions that left over 700,000 locals homeless, there is no news from Harare. The international media has been silenced and the opposition parties infiltrated and divided.
But the political persecution of the Zimbabwean people continues and an opposition party leader matter-of-factly states "the hostility against us increases every day".
As the threat of rioting rises, the censorship of free speech is driven to its extreme.
No News From Harare delivers a cutting edge account of the current political climate in Zimbabwe, as reported solely from those who have the courage to speak out.
Spiced with sharp political comedy which satirises the unspeakable, and featuring exclusive interviews filmed undercover with NCA leader Dr Lovemore Madhuku, rare footage of the recent land evictions and real accounts by the lawyers representing its victims, No News From Harare presents a chilling portrayal of Zimbabwe that Mugabe would prefer remains unseen.
About the director:
Wendy Dent is an independent Australian writer/ director/ producer and founder/editor of www.humanrightsonfilm.com, now serving as Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts for the 2012- 2013 Academic year.
For further information, and the director's account of filming a protest in front of parliament before the secret service arrived: