Once touted as Zimbabwe's saviour, Robert Mugabe has become synonymous with bad government and misrule. But where did it all go wrong? What provoked Mugabe to change from liberator to dictator before sucumbing to outside political pressure and accepting an alliance with his political opponents the MDC? Zimbabwe Countdown provides a personal insight into these issues from Filmmaker Michael Raeburn, a former supporter of Mugabe, once forced into exile by the Rhodesian government for his beliefs. Raeburn looks back at the implications of colonial rule and the crisis now ravaging his country, forcing him into a second political exile and conflict with his former hero.