The ballot box beckons

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    While the local elections in the Netherlands are gathering steam, Italy is gearing up for the general election on March 4. Hence: five films about elections and democracy, which you can watch for free or for a small fee.

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    An Insignificant Man

    • Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
    • 2016

      The spectacular rise of the Common Man’s Party. The party logo, a broom, symbolizes their battle against the political establishment in India.

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      An African Election

      • Jarreth Merz
      • 2010

        Twenty-eight days before the presidential election in Ghana, the country oscillates between hope for change and fear of conflict.

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        Street Fight

        • Marshall Curry
        • 2005

          A disillusioning lesson in American democracy, illustrated by the mayoralty race between two black Democratic candidates in Newark, New Jersey.

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          Six Yards to Democracy

          • Smriti Nevatia, Nishtha Jain
          • 2006

            Intended as an election stunt, the distribution of free saris in the Indian city of Lucknow leads to deadly scenes.

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            Bravehearts

            • Kari Anne Moe
            • 2012

              The first steps into politics of four ambitious Norwegian school students, before and after right-wing extremist Breivik murdered dozens of young people.

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