American based actress Thandie Newton is advocating for human rights and democracy in a new political film “President”.
In an interview with Trevor Noah, Thandie said the film has the potential to save lives, liberate the oppressed, and discover truths.
“There is no better purpose for filmmaking, than this.”
The film captures Zimbabwe 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.
Newton said: “Zimbabwe needs this film like a body needs oxygen.