Screening - PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

Time

Date

Location

 

Admission

4:00pm

Friday, October 7, 2011

COMMON GROUND TENT

BULAWAYO - NATIONAL ARTS GALLERY

FREE

Directed by
Weijun Chen
Country

China (2007)

Running time

Genre

52 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

In an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China, eight-year-old children compete for the position of Class Monitor.  Their parents, devoted to their only child, take part and start to influence the results.  Weijun Chen has conducted an experiment in democracy that serves as a microcosm of electoral systems all over the world.  A grade-3 class at Evergreen Primary have their first encounter with this idea by holding an election to select their Class Monitor.  The purpose of Weijun’s Chen’s experiment is to determine how, if democracy came to China, it would be received.  This bittersweet representation of democracy is also a portrait of a society and a town through a school, its children and its families.