Contribute Now
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—An African Election | Topics | WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list
  • Click to make a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • In Partnership With:
  • PBS
  • NPR

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—An African Election

Posted by WMHT Web Editor


Watch Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD

The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa, serve as a backdrop for An African Election which 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 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.

Independent Lens Blog

Brakeless Filmmaker Explores the Dangers of Time-Obsession Brakeless Filmmaker Explores the Dangers of Time-Obsession
Filmmaker Kyoko Miyake was born and raised in Japan, though she has lived in the UK for the last 12 years, in additio...
Update on the Twin Sisters from the California Mom Update on the Twin Sisters from the California Mom
We have an exclusive update on the two twin girls featured in Twin Sisters (the film by Mona Friis Bertheussen premie...

NPR People & Places