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Please Vote For Me

DIRECTED BY - Weijun Chen

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.



GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 58 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

COUNTRY - Denmark, South Africa

LANGUAGE - Mandarin




Weijun Chen


Don Edkins


Jean Tsien


Hua Zhao

Executive Producer

Mette Heide


"I planned to focus my review on how the film stood as a brilliant example of how even the most civil democratic election eventually devolves into cheap muckraking ... In reality, Please Vote For Me is about something infinitely more disturbing: parental influence run horribly amuck. The negative tactics employed by these three eight-year-old Chinese grade school students ... are at times eerily reminiscent of the ones wielded by our very own presidential candidates. Yet what makes these actions so distressing is that, this time around, the parents are the direct cause of this cruel behavior."    --Michael Tully, Hammer To Nail

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