San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In 2008, director Jarreth Merz returns to his boyhood home of Ghana to find himself. That all changes when he discovers a country churning with political, social and economic turmoil. Ghana is on the cusp of its presidential election and Merz pulls us with him into the political machine. Following key candidates for three months, he provides an insider’s view into the lives of the Ghanaian people and the larger-than-life politicians who will do anything to win. The film beautifully captures the enduring pride of the Ghanaian people, and presents a window into the range of challenges they face. An African Election is a powerful and suspenseful documentary, offering a unique story about the struggles of a third world democracy in the global eye.
When & Where
Watch-Africa: Wales African Film Festival
Watch-Africa is Wales’ Annual African Film Festival celebrating the best of African cinema. Launched in 2013, the festival provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales. It brings a wide-range of films covering areas across the continent, as well as engaging and interactive activities and events related to the festival. It provides a platform for works by African, African diasporas as well as Welsh and international directors and artists which bring fresh perspectives on Africa to its economic, social, political and cultural life.