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An African Election is a political documentary that exposes the never-before-seen, nitty-gritty of political electioneering in Africa. It captures the intrigues of political campaigns; the ... See full summary »

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An African Election is a political documentary that exposes the never-before-seen, nitty-gritty of political electioneering in Africa. It captures the intrigues of political campaigns; the almost carnival like atmosphere that is laced with fear of the unknown and the danger that lurks behind-the-scenes. Written by Anonymous

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The Real Africa
31 January 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Not so much about the particular party politics as it is about the pride of Ghana. Abolishes media induced stereotypes and gives a true picture and feel of an election and life in an African country.

More important than the outcome of the dramatically close election is the necessity to prove to the world and even more than that to set the foundation for Ghana pride through the upholding of the solid legitimacy of the election. We don't know how the election will turn out and that is exciting but even more so we root for a peaceful democratic election that may seem questionable based on media induced notions. It proves to the world influenced by the media, who plagues Africa with the stereotypical political corruption and anarchy, how solid, serious and legitimate the process is and how far Ghana and Africa have come. A multi stepped detailed process entailing the upholding of the constitution, the hard work of the neutral election committee and the people's heart and soul lining up to place their ballots with zeal. All to ensure Ghana elects the rightful leader and upholds democracy as well as any nation on the globe could.

Riveting and intense the close election and the outcome make an unpredictable edge of your seat thriller that not only entertains but informs. We learn about party politics (not so much the individual politics of Ghana's leaders rather more general notions of partisan politics), we are exposed to an interesting gueveraesque revolutionary history with charismatic leaders that has not been overly delved into and is probably not that well known by most westerners and we get a life on the streets feel where we arm chair travel so that we briefly feel and witness the country, the people and the continent. The rapid shots were intense but a slower passed editing style is more favorable to absorb some of the scenes and more fully transport to Ghana. The access to both the top leaders and the election committee will amaze. It is probably the closest any filmmaker has gotten to both opposing party leaders at that highest level. A great documentary!

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