What happens when a too-close-to-call election takes place in Ghana, a country known for political unrest, corruption and violence? The answer: a thrill-ride examining the dangers and rewards of holding a fully democratic election.
A highly political documentary, An African Election exposes the ins and outs of political electioneering taking place in much of Africa. Capturing the intrigue of the 2008 political campaigns, the film is set within the dramatic backdrop of a violent, uneasy time for the entire nation of Ghana.
Can a third-world nation successfully hold a democratic election free of corruption? That question is made all the more significant given that the two parties featured in this film are willing to do almost anything to win and gain control of Ghana.
Gain an unprecedented inside view of the political, economic and social forces at work within Ghana while exploring the pride and humanity of larger-than-life politicians and the citizens fighting for the rights of their country. –Clark Castle