An African Election (2011)

African Election
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords election, historical, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Topher Osborn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Erika Tasini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Kevin Merz Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Samir Samperisi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Riccardo Studer Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Patrick Kirst Music n/a 120781 8000001
Shari Yantra Marcacci Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jarreth Merz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jarreth Merz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kevin Merz Co-Director n/a 120632 2000002
Brigitte Agustoni Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Franco Agustoni Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Luisella Realini Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Tiziana Soudani Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Jarreth Merz Director n/a 2 2000001
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 third 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. Director Jarreth Merz follows the key players for almost three months to provide an un-unprecedented insider's view of the political, economic and social forces at work in Ghana. He builds suspense by taking the viewer down the back roads of the nation to capture each unexpected twist and turn in a contest that is always exciting and never predictable. Throughout the film, Merz depicts the pride and humanity of the larger-than-life politicians, party operatives and citizens who battle for the soul of their country.