Without the King

Without the King

DVD - 2008?
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Tells the story of Africa's last absolute monarch, the Kingdom of Swaziland. King Mswati III, perceived by many to be out of touch with his country, lives in luxury with his 13 wives, while his subjects suffer from crushing poverty and the world's highest HIV rate. Meet headstrong first wife Queen LaMbikiza; eldest child and teen rapper, Princess Pashu; and the king himself. Includes comments by those who are plotting the King's downfall. Witness the birth of a nation's revolution, as well as the dawning awareness of a young Swazi princess.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.?] : First Run Features, [c2008?].
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DOCUMENTARY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: With out the king

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lasertravis Feb 17, 2013

A very candid and fairly interesting documentary about the royal family of Swaziland. Interesting look into their history and a polarizing look at their politics. Kind of ends unresolved and is a bit all over the place at times. Still interesting though.

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