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Please Vote for Me (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 April 2008 (USA)
Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

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Weijun Chen
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Credited cast:
Cheng Cheng Cheng Cheng ... Himself
Luo Lei Luo Lei ... Himself
Xu Xiaofei Xu Xiaofei ... Herself
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Wuhan is a city in China the size of London where an experiment in democracy is conducted. At Evergreen Primary School, a grade 3 class learns what democracy is when an election for class monitor is being held. Three children are chosen by the teacher as candidates and they have a few days to campaign and convince their classmates to vote for them. The little candidates are seen at school and at home, where their parents do their best to make sure their child will win the election. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Country:

China | South Africa | Denmark

Language:

Mandarin

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3 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dlaczego demokracja? Prosze, glosujcie na mnie See more »

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This documentary itself actually made cases for both pro-democracy and
1 May 2008 | by zombie_archerSee all my reviews

Many people don't realize there are village and town level elections in China. I'm fairly certain at least over 90% if not all of the villages and towns have leaders democratically elected. (Note: the government usually don't pick the candidates, but voting fraud happen from time to time from what I heard. Yes, this is what happens when there's a democracy without proper voter education and regulations, most importantly, without a real voting culture. people just buy votes.) Therefore I have no reason to question the authenticity of this documentary. Common, it's an election between three third graders.If you think Chinese government care enough to stage this documentary you are most definitely paranoid.

This documentary itself actually made cases for both pro-democracy and anti-democracy arguments. On one hand, it's scary to have uneducated voters and unregulated voting process in a democracy; on another hand, without real democracy, the imitation can only be so crude and cruel.


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