Original Film Title: African Democracy/Hopes and Challenges
Directors Name: IRVIN D REID
Writers Name: IRVIN D REID
Producers: IRVIN D REID
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: Botswana, Ghana, Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, United States
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 56 seconds
After more than a decade of interviews and research, this documentary film “African Democracy: Hopes and Challenges” offers an expansive examination of the development of democracy in select countries on the world’s second-largest continent. This is the culmination of an 11-year journey across Africa which I took along with various teams of student researchers. The documentary also revolves around extensive interviews with more than 200 citizens in African countries including a dozen so current and former African presidents, prime ministers, rebel leaders and liberators from colonialism. It explores the struggle to establish democratic norms in areas such as human rights, elections, political parties, economic sustainability and corruption.