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Film screening: An African Election

Friday, 2nd December at 8.25pm in the Filmhouse

The film screening will be  followed by panel discussion, with Sara Dorman and Setri Dzivenu from University of Edinburgh, Politics/Centre of African Studies

Fresh from success at Sundance and Berlin International Film Festival, this acclaimed documentary follows the key players in the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa.

Director Jarreth Merz spent three months gaining unprecedented access to the political, economic and social forces at work in Ghana, capturing each unexpected twist and turn in the contest. The result is an intriguing and suspenseful look behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of African democracy in the twenty-first century.

Trailer and more info here:
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