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September 17, 2009

Please Vote for Me - November 14 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Weijun Chen; 2007; 52 minutes (Mandarin and English with English subtitles)


An experiment in democracy is taking place in Wuhan, the most populous city in central China. For the first time ever, the students in grade three at Evergreen Primary School are asked to elect a class monitor. Traditionally appointed by the teacher, the class monitor holds a powerful position, helping to control students and doling out punishment to those who disobey. Three candidates are chosen and required to perform in three events: a talent show, a debate and finally an appeal directly to their classmates asking for their votes. The campaign is harder than expected and takes its toll, especially for the losing candidates and their assistants. Viewers are left to decide if the experiment in democracy has been “successful.”

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 05:58 PM