Chinese filmmaker Weijun Chen has crafted a delightful documentary that takes us into the world of Chinese schoolchildren, as they grapple with one of the country’s rarest experiences – democracy. The students at a Wuhan school are presented with the chance to choose their own class monitor and the result is nothing short of spectacular.
The kids take to the election feverishly, spurred on by their parents. Candidates launch campaigns filled with bribery and coercion, while others attempt to win votes through more traditional means like promises of parties or improved lunch options. Through it all, there’s plenty of tears and tantrums along the way. When it comes time for the vote, you won’t be able to look away from this compelling story that offers a unique glimpse into Chinese culture and education system.
This fascinating documentary does an admirable job of showing the incredible process of these young minds being exposed to democracy for the first time in their lives. With its captivating visuals and endearing characters, this film offers an important reminder that no matter where you come from or what language you speak, politics can be as exciting and complex as anywhere else in the world.
Weijun Chen’s Election: Children Of Wuhan is sure to leave you feeling inspired about democracy and education around the world. Watch this poignant documentary now and experience this extraordinary tale firsthand!