A Political Safari Tour / Be part of the process, support thekickstarter campaign

A mobile cinema voter education outreach campaign that supports Africans in democracy building.
Launched: Jul. 14, 2012
Funding ends: Aug. 13, 2012

Update from Jarreth,

Hello friends! I want to share a blog with you that I wrote for Sundance about necessity of telling an African success story, especially in light of the recent shift in political power with the death of Ghanaian President Atta Mills. You can read my story here: http://www.sundance.org/blog/entry/political-safari/

Also, we need your help to reach 100 backers by Friday. If everyone of you asks a friend, we will meet that goal! Please, take 2 minutes out of your day and talk to someone about this project. Thanks!



Imagine a movie theater on wheels that makes a journey through remote parts of Africa to share a film and a story of inspiration and hope. Welcome to A Political Safari, a project that uses creativity to bring African communities together to see the inspiring Sundance film, An African Election, an extraordinary documentary about the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa.

Starting in August, we will be driving a truck - mounted with a screen, projector, and generator - into marginalized communities in Africa where people might not have access to electricity, transportation, much less a cinema. Since they cannot come to us, this is our chance to bring a transformative film about an African success story to communities who need to see positive examples of their fellow countrymen participating in a democratic voting process. With this project, we hope to use the power of story telling to open up the space for dialogue and bring communities together to support the next generation of African visionaries. Joining us will be local African artists who will work creatively with villagers to tell their own stories through art. Together, we will capture the lives of these vibrant communities on film, eager for self-expression!

Our journey will start in Ghana, whose people are holding crucial elections this fall and hopefully continue to nine other African countries with your help.


This journey needs a beginning, as all journeys do… and it starts with you believing in it. We need to raise $32,000 to help fund this mobile cinema and get the film translated into 5 different local languages to effectively reach these rural communities. If we don't reach our funding, we lose it all. Please join our supporters and DONATE to this project. Help us SPREAD THE WORD: blog about this, tweet/Facebook about us, contact local organizations and news outlets, and tell your friends! The more people we get involved, the more likely we can succeed and the more communities we can reach in Africa. AKWAABA!


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 offers an inspiring example of the vitality of democracy today. To see the trailer, please visit www.anafricanelection.com

Website: http://www.politicalsafari.org
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