Conflict & Justice

New Film Hails Crusading Zimbabwean Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa


Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. (Photo: Facebook)

Lorie Conway's new documentary focuses on the life of crusading Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa and the attorney's efforts to revive the country's decrepit legal institutions.

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Zimbabwean authorities arrested Mtetwe for the third time in March, and say her trial will begin in May. The arrest appears to be part of a crackdown ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential elections scheduled for this summer.

"Any injustice, my view is that it must be resisted with all the might that you can muster as a human being," Mtetwa says. "So that's what I've been doing for as long as I can remember."