Screening - AS WE FORGIVE

AS WE FORGIVE

Time

Date

Location

Adminssion

12:30pm

Monday, October 3, 2011

COMMON GROUND TENT

FREE

Director/Producer/Editor
Laura Waters Hinson
Director of Photography
Kasey Kirby
Country

Rwanda (2008)

Running time

Language

Genre

89 mins

English

Documentary

Synopsis

The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa, serve as a backdrop for this feature documentary that looks behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries.   At stake in this race are the fates of two political parties that will do almost anything to win.
Director Jarreth Merz follows the key players for almost three months to provide an unprecedented insider’s view of the political, economic and social forces at work in Ghana.   He builds suspense by taking the viewer down the back roads of the nation to capture each unexpected twist and turn in a contest that is always exciting and never predictable.   Throughout the film, Merz depicts the pride and humanity of the larger-than-life politicians, party operatives and citizens who battle for the soul of their country.