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Special Screening of “An African Election” with Swiss Director Jarreth Merz

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The Paley Center for Media is proud to present a special screening of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary official selection, An African Election (IMDB).

Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:00 pm

In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa’s barometer of political stability, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity—and murderous chaos under military coup.

An African Election is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana’s 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz’s coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten—and maintain—the integrity of the democratic process. An African Election illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today.

The screening will be followed by an after-party! Dance to the sounds of a live DJ spinning Africa themed music plus a live band while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP at paleycenter.org.
Get the event and screening flyer PDF here

465 N. Beverly Dr. • Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.786.1000 | paleycenter.org

Congratulations, Jarreth Merz, You Made(it)in.LA+!

Written by M:)

April 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

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