30.09. - 09.10.2021

An African Election Switzerland, USA 2010 | 89 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Jarreth Merz

Jarreth Merz, (*1970) is a Swiss born actor, director and producer. He grew up in Ghana, Germany and Switzerland. He is also known for his recurring role as Charles Baruani in ER.Kevin Merz: Co-Director.

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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.

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Original title: An African Election
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Twi
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jarreth Merz, Kevin Merz
Producer: Jarreth Merz, Luisella Realin, Silviana Bezolla Rigolini, Tiziana Soudani
Director of Photography: Topher Osborn
Music: Patrick Kirst
Production Design: Jarreth Merz
Editor: Samir Samperisi
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Amka Films Productions, Urban Republic, RSI- RADIOTELEVISIONE SVIZZERA


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