When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

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Status: Development As of October 9, 2014

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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In 1996 when his father suffers a heart attack, Peter Godwin returns to Africa and discovers his father is Jewish and has hidden it from Peter and his siblings all their lives. As his father's health ... more

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In 1996 when his father suffers a heart attack, Peter Godwin returns to Africa and discovers his father is Jewish and has hidden it from Peter and his siblings all their lives. As his father's health deteriorates, so does Zimbabwe. Mugabe, self-proclaimed president for life, institutes a series of ill-conceived land reforms that throw the white farmers off the land they've cultivated for generations and consequently throws the country's economy into free fall. There's sadness throughout—for the death of his father, for the suffering of everyone in Zimbabwe (black and white alike) and for the way that human beings invariably treat each other with casual disregard.

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  • Based on the Book/memoir published in April 2008 by Peter Godwin.
  • Production is scheduled to begin in winter 2015.

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