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Title Why democracy? : please vote for me
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  321.8 Wde/Moc  2007/10/07  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Summary "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. (From Denmark, in Mandarin, English subtitles)" -- website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast October 7, 2007. Copied under Part Va of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Weijun Chen; producer: Don Edkins; editor: Jean Tsien
Notes DVD
Rated: G
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Democracy -- Study and teaching -- China
Author Chen, Wiejun
Edkins, Don
Other Titles Please vote for me