An African Election
In 1957 Ghana became the first of the African colonies to achieve independence. Still the path towards democracy has not been simple. AN AFRICAN ELECTION gives an insider's view of the presidential elections in Ghana in 2008. How can the Ghanaian election commission avoid the same tragedy that has happened in so many African elections? This thrilling documentary captures the process and shows people’s struggle for democracy in West Africa.
Jarreth Merz grew up in Ghana, Switzerland and Germany. The director and producer speaks several languages and has studied at the New York University. He is active in film, TV as well as theatre. Some may also recognise him from his portrayal of Simon of Cyrene in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. The making of the documentary AN AFRICAN ELECTION was based on a journey back to his childhood country Ghana.