Plot: The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa serve as a backdrop for this feature documentary that looks behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a 3rd world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries. At stake in this race are the fates of two political parties that will do almost anything to win.
Cast: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, John Evans Atta Mills, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, Jerry John Rawlings
Directed by: Jarreth Merz
Critics say: “A valuable glimpse into the politicking of the 2008 general election in Ghana, An African Election is a suspenseful, well-edited documentary by Swiss film-maker Jarreth Merz filled with big personalities, colourful speech-making and high-stakes intrigue” Mike Goodridge, Screen Daily
Release date: in cinemas now