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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

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA
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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