In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa's barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity - and murderous chaos under military coup. An African Election is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana's 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz's coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten and maintain the integrity of the democratic process. An African Election illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today.

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Studio
Urban Republic
Genre
Documentary
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Copyright
© 2011 The Cell Film Production DBA Urban Republic

Languages

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English (Stereo)

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CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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