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African Election, An

Synopsis
For three months documentary filmmakers Jarreth Merz and Kevin Merz followed Nana Akufo-Addo of the right-leaning NNP party and Atta Mills of the left wing NDC party as they went round Ghana, making speeches and giving interviews, in their campaigns for the 2008 presidential elections. The film offers a look into this election and the media coverage of the campaign, as well as the sometimes fragile state of democracy in Africa, where official corruption, difficulties in voting and troubles in vote counting are commonplace.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Development studies; Geography; Politics & government
Keywords
Africa; elections; Ghana; political campaigns; corruption

Credits

Director
Jarreth Merz

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

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Notes
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