13 Feb 2011

An Africa Election - Jarreth Merz

From Sunday Morning, 9:42 am on 13 February 2011

In 1957 Kwame Nkrumuh led Ghana to independence and a new democratic dawn. The rest of Africa, and the world, watched with fascination as the first modern African democracy was born. It hasn't all been plain sailing since then. American film maker Jarreth Merz, who spent some of his early years in Ghana, was there in 2008 and made a documentary on that year's presidential election, one that threatened the country's democracy.