Video Interview: Filmmaker of 'An African Election'

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This month Okayafrica co-hosted a special screening of An African Election as part of the African Diaspora International Film Festival in NYC. The film is an incredibly solid look at the internal diplomacy that kept Ghana from plummeting into post-vote civil conflict in 2008. After the screening, OKA interviewed director Jarreth Merz cell phone-style about how he was able to gain such amazing access to both political camps - including many private moments with former president J.J. Rawlings. Merz shares that his film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, and also tips us to his upcoming "Political Safari" project - the sequel to An African Election. Watch the interview with Merz above and peep the film trailer below.

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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