Change Season: Screening – An African Election

Screening August 26, 2011 7:00 PM

Set against the backdrop of the 2008 presidential election in Ghana, An African Election shows the complexities of a country struggling to prove the credibility of its democracy to the rest of the world.  

Director Jarreth Merz follows the key players for almost three months to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the parties, experts, and citizens participating in the election. Full of suspense, the film is an unprecedented insider’s view of the political, economic and social forces at work in the West African country as it struggles to legitimise itself to the rest of the world.

With both political parties prepared to do almost anything to win, the film depicts the threat of violence and allegations of cheating while leading viewers to the heart-pounding climax of a momentous election.

Directed by Jarreth Merz
89 mins

This screening is kindly supported by Dogwoof and is part of a season of their films showing at the club. More details of the season are here.