Mixed Media

Thank you Netflix. Again they led me to a gem that I’d have never seen. Please Vote for Me is a documentary on the first time a Chinese elementary school has an election for a class monitor. In China, from primary – tertiary school each class has a monitor, who leads, reprimands, organizes and if need be rats on his or her classmates. This role in a class and sometimes these children develop good leadership skills and sometimes they just flounder in their own disorganization. In any event, taking on the position looks good on a resume and can be a step into the Communist Party.

So Evergreen Elementary School in Wuhan embarks on this democratic experiment with kids who have no idea what democracy is. It’s captivating to see the crooked roads the students often take urged on by their parents. There’s no smoked filled back rooms, but…

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About smkelly8

writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader
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  1. smkelly8 says:

    Sometimes you can’t actually go away, so a good film is just as good. Other times you may be preparing to visit or live in a new country. I like to avail myself of a good book or film to prepare.

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