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Title An African Election : Ghana's Democracy in Action
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 87 min.)
Summary In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa's barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity--and murderous chaos under military coup. An African Election is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana's 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz's coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten--and maintain--the integrity of the democratic process. An African Election illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today
Analysis African Studies
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Hybrid Entertainment in 2011
Notes English
Subject Political science.
Documentary-style films.
Political science
SUBJECT Ghana -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary-style films
Documentary films
Documentary-style films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Kanopy (Firm), publisher.