Focal Point: Underground Zimbabwe

Focal Point: Underground Zimbabwe

Our friends at Focal Point, the Web-exclusive international documentary series from PBS’s acclaimed program Wide Angle, have a new documentary up titled "Underground Zimbabwe." The episode brings you to the black markets and underground protest movements that struggle to survive under Robert Mugabe’s regime. Here are some clips:

In Zimbabwe’s Life Lines, we meet a young man who survives by selling
basic goods on the black market.

In Demonstrating Under Dictatorship we meet a women’s
empowerment movement that stages non-violent street protests to for agitate bread-and-butter issues in defiance of repressive laws curtailing public gatherings:

They’re also presenting an interview with Columbia University African studies professor and FP top public intellectual Mahmood Mamdani reflecting on Mugabe’s legacy: