Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law - documentary film

On 18 June 2013, the IBA presented a screening of 'Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law', the first film to be produced about one of Zimbabwe's most courageous human rights lawyers. View invite | View trailer

Ms Mtetwa lives and works in Zimbabwe where despite unlawful detentions and beatings, she continues to defend those who speak out against infringements of the rule of law and human rights by those in authority.

An audience of around 350 viewed the screening, which was held at the London School of Economics, including lawyers, human rights advocates, journalists and members of the public from around the world.

The screening was followed by a lively question and answer session with Ms Mtetwa in person, chaired by the BBC journalist Reeta Chakrabarti. The film's director, Lorie Conway, was also at the screening. Watch the event below:


00:00 - 00:36 - Introduction
00:36 - 01:26 - Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC journalist, event Chair
01:26 - 03:06 - Chaloka Beyani,
UN Special Rapporteur on Internationally Displaced Persons; Senior Lecturer in International Law, London School of Economics
03:25 - 07:50 - Mark Ellis, Executive Director, IBA
Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of law film (Shown below)
08:22 - 36.54 - Interview/Q&A with Beatrice Mtetwa
36.55 - 37:57 - Acknowledgments
37.58 - 42:30 - Post-event interviews: Director Lorie Conway and various event attendees.

Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of law film


Film trailer: (Click here to view on Vimeo)
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 Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law-Trailer from Lorie Conway