by Tambay A. Obenson
November 18, 2013 3:24 PM 5 Comments
4 - A riveting doc finally available to stream on Netflix. Released in 2012, An African Election, a film by Jarreth Merz, captures the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana. Offering a behind-the-scenes look at the complex, political machinery of a working democracy struggling to legitimize itself on the international stage, the film reveals that the process of democracy in other countries is no less tumultuous than that of the United States.
Merz follows the key players for almost three months to provide an unprecedented insider’s view of the political, economic and social forces at work in Ghana, taking the viewer down the back roads of the nation, capturing each unexpected twist and turn in a contest that is always exciting and never predictable.