10/29: Movie Night for Democracy: Please Vote for Me

October 12, 2012 in Event

Where: Gypsy House
When: Monday, October 29th, 7-9

Free Admission

Is democracy a universal value that suits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation?

The award winning documentary film, Please Vote for Me explores these questions by following a Grade 3 class as it holds an election for Class Monitor. Three eight-year-olds compete against each other for the coveted position, abetted and egged on by teachers and doting parents.

Candidate Xu Xaiofei “I am the one who will work hard, and will make you happy. I will be the right choice.”

Candidate Cheng Cheng “I want to be the class monitor because you can order people around.”

Candidate Luo Lei “If I’m not strict, you kids will never obey me – Just try me!”

The evening will include the film showing followed by discussion about this years election and voting itself.