This year, Tshisimani is partnering with Encounters Documentary Film Festival to bring the latest and best films that speak to activist concerns. Our first film of the year on Thursday 24 February is the award-winning President. This gripping documentary chronicles the 2018 Zimbabwe election in remarkable detail. Playing much like a political thriller the film documents the election battle between Nelson Chamisa of the MDC opposition party and Zanu-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa. As the election looms closer, it becomes increasingly clear that a valid democratic process would lead to the election of Chamisa as president and MDC as the ruling party. However, as with so many strong-man ‘democracies’ in the 21st century, an election is no guarantee of a democratic outcome.