Directed by Jarreth Merz

Ghana, 2010 , 89 min.

Thursday Evening Documentary Film Series

The hotly contested 2008 presidential election in Ghana is the focus of this feature documentary. The film provides a thrilling look inside the campaigns of the 2008 presidential candidates—Nana Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party and John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress. An African Election includes discussions with a lively assortment of commentators, journalists, and regular citizens. The viewer easily gets swept up in the election fervor and excitement, the growing agitation and mounting tension, and the uninhibited zeal with which Ghanaians have embraced democracy.

In English and Akan with English subtitles.

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