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An African Election

OT: An African Election

Jarreth Merz, Kevin Merz (Co-Regie) // Switzerland, USA, 2010
Documentary Feature // FF2011
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The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa, serve as a backdrop for this behind-the-scenes look at the complex political machinery of a third world democracy. At stake are the fates of two political parties that will do almost anything to win. Filmmaker Jarreth Merz follows the key players for a few months to provide an insider’s view of the political, economic and social forces at work. He depicts the pride and humanity of the larger-than-life politicians, party operatives and citizens who battle for the soul of their country.




An African Election

Documentary Feature

English, Twi

Agenda 11//FF2011

Switzerland, USA


89 min


Jarreth Merz, Kevin Merz (Co-Regie)

Jarreth Merz, Luisella Realin, Silviana Bezolla Rigolini, Tiziana Soudani

Topher Osborn

Samir Samperisi

Patrick Kirst

Jarreth Merz

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