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Please Vote for Me

2007 . Documentary .

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About the movie

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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.


Weijun Chen


Not Rated




01 Jan 2007



The Why

3 weeks ago


Wuhan is a city in central China about the size of London, and it is here that director Weijun Chen has conducted an experiment in democracy. 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. Elections in China take place only within the Communist Party, but recently millions of Chinese voted in their version of Pop Idol. The purpose of Weijun Chen’s experiment is to determine how, if democracy came to China, it would be received. Is democracy a universal value that fits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation? Please Vote for Me is a portrait of a society and a town through a school, its children and its families


Mette Meyer

3 months ago


A just wonderful Emmy nominates Chinese doc about a democratic voting in a class in Wuhan ! The small kids exercise a microcosm of any election bribes, parents spin the children’s performances for them to become the class representative ! It is fascinating and has become a classic !


Kim Kim

4 months ago



Louis Meyer

7 months ago