|Lunow||Date: Monday, 2012-03-26, 7:59 PM | Message # 1|
|"An unprecedented look inside politically fractured Zimbabwe under dictator Robert Mugabe, this documentary follows Michael Campbell, one of the country's few remaining white farmers, as he bravely battles to protect his land from government seizure." - from Netflix |
This documentary could easily also fit into the Political Geography Unit. The documentary is about a white farmer in Zimbabwe (Africa), and the challenges faced by some white people in post-colonial Africa. This movie fits into this unit as it examines the demographic realities in Zimbabwe, and the recent history of migration of white Africans out of the country. The question then becomes, "Are the emigrating white Africans economic or political refugees?" And perhaps more importantly, "Why does Campbell stay in Zimbabwe?"
Also, notice the government representative's assertions about the west (Europe and the USA) in comparison to India and China. What does this tell us about the perception many Africans have about the west and what their sense of the future holds?