Please Vote for Me

Weijun Chen


A primary school class in Wuhan, China has their first encounter with democracy when they hold 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. Weijun Chen’s film reflects on the nature of representative democracy and the future of democracy in China where elections only take place within the Communist Party.

Chinese school children standing in front of class documentary about human rights issues.

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