Please Vote for Me 

Is democracy a universal value that suits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation? “Please Vote for Me” is a portrait of a society and a town in through a school, its children and its families. A Grade 3 class at Evergreen Primary School has their first encounter with democracy by holding an election to select a Class Monitor. Eight-year-olds compete against each other for the coveted position, abetted and egged on by teachers and doting parents. The purpose of Weijun Chen’s experiment is to determine how democracy would be received if it came to China.

 

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