PASS Presents: Movie Night! | Please Vote For Me | Wednesday, November 14th

“Now it’s time to vote. You decide who will be class monitor. You are master of your own choice. Think about it seriously—voting is a sacred matter.” —Teacher Ms. Zhang

Join the Pan-Asia Student Society for a screening of Please Vote For Me, a 2007 documentary by Chinese director Weijun Chen. The screening will begin promptly at 8:10 PM in the Committees Room at Hart House. Refreshments will be provided.

Event RSVP is requested since there will be limited room space for for this event. Please email rsvp@passuoft.com to reserve your spot!

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About Please Vote For Me:
Is democracy a universal value that suits human nature? Do elections inevitably lead to manipulation? Please Vote for Me is a portrait of a society and a town in through a school, its children and its families.

Wuhan is a city about the size of London located in central China. 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 democracy would be received if it came to China. (taken from http://pleasevoteforme.org/about.html)