An African Election Takes Over Racialicious

The National Black Programming Consortium has acquired the rights to air Jarreth Merz’s An African Election in October! This fascinating documentary explores what happened in during the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana. The tense elections spun on a sense of anticipation–Ghanian citizens were ready for a total change in government, and the world wondered if Ghana would be able to uphold its democracy when so many other nations failed. The result was a charged two months, coming down to a single district–Tain–that would ultimately cast its ballots for Ghana’s future.

We are honored to help the National Black Programming Consortium and Jarreth Merz to promote this important film. Our role is helping with the conversation and the backstory around the events in the film, leading up to its public television premiere on October 1st. We’ll be hosting discussions on democracy, politics, voter enfranchisement, and much more, so watch for the special African Election icon above for our continuing conversation.

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