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Title Shooting for democracy / directed by Michael Rogers and Meghan Shea ; produced by Meghan Shea and Persistent Productions
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (59 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary Shooting for Democracy brings together voices of students in the world's smallest emerging democracy with those in one of the largest, most established democracies. The film is a vibrant portrayal of the United States and Bhutan during their national elections. Inspired by the first democratic elections ever to take place in Bhutan coinciding with the 2008 US presidential elections, Shooting for Democracy views the election process through the eyes of high school students in both countries as they participate in a video education program. The result is a unique mix of familiar similarities and stark contrasts on the perspectives and understanding of democracy. Combining professionally produced footage with excerpts from the students' work, the film follows personal experiences of the students while also exploring the social and political contexts of these distinct nations, now linked by their use of a democratic system
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Event Recorded in Bhutan, Brooklyn, New York and Walpole, Massachusetts in 2008
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Bhutan. Parliament -- Elections, 2008.
Political campaigns -- Bhutan.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008.
Political campaigns -- United States.
High school students -- Bhutan.
High school students -- United States.
Documentary films -- Production and direction -- Bhutan.
Documentary films -- Production and direction -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Shea, Meghan, director, producer
Rogers, Michael (Mike), director
Persistent Productions (Rockport, Mass.), producer