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Episode 97: Incorruptible

Incorruptible

In the streets of Senegal, a youth movement rises up against a regime bent on retaining power in this chronicle of the nation's stormy 2012 elections.

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In 2012, incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade ran for election even though it would be his third term. The Senegalese constitution limits presidents to two terms so American documentarians went to Senegal to film what they hoped would be a spicy election. Wade was definitely a bad hombre. The people of Senegal were well-educated on their politics and they told the cameras again and again and again why he should not be elected. If it's not a scene presenting the facts to you for the billionth time, then it's a scene of Wade using the police inappropriately to break up his opponents' peaceful rallies with tear gas. Senegal was fearful Wade would use his power to rig the election and become a dictator of Senegal but Democracy worked and Wade went to work building a Death Star or something with North Korea. 19 protesters were killed by the police during the election cycle. As a comparison, only one person was killed during the 2012 American election cycle and his name was Osama bin Laden. After the news, Gordon has returned to theaters with his new Movie Pass. Geoff found some old, decent films on Netflix. Next week, we're watching Charlie's Country

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