The Documentary President Premiers with Accessibility Features


After the fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader from 1987 to 2017, the military ensured the population that they will have free elections for their next leader. It is against this background of a newborn democracy that Camilla Nielson’s  “President” takes place. 


The film follows the 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a presidential candidate that hopes to win the 2018 election in a country that faces severe economic crises, food scarcity an ever-increasing wave of political violence. Through meetings, rallies, and violent background, Nielson follows Chamisa’s desperate struggle for democracy. 


Thanks to Dicapta, this documentary will now have full accessibility features. 


Produced by American Documentary, POV is the longest-running independent documentary showcase on American television. The award-winning anthology series premieres fourteen features with themes that include environmental justice, systemic inequity, global perspectives on motherhood, and caregiving during multiple crises.


Audio description for the documentaries in POV's 35th season will be available thanks to the work of Dicapta and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, under project H327C210001 "Enhanced Access to Video for Students with Sensory Disabilities through Emerging Technology - EnhAccess."