This video has some really interesting lessons as well on politics and dance of democracy. It is about how third graders of a Chinese school elect a class monitor based on democracy and elections. It also is one of the cutest you would see where the innocence of children is mixed beautifully with this guile of trying to get elected.
‘What kind of thing is “Democracy”?’
Born into an authoritarian state that professes to value the greater good over individual expression, many Chinese children have little familiarity with Western ideals of democracy. Nevertheless, they prove themselves quick studies in Please Vote For Me, which chronicles China’s first ever modern classroom election, held among third-graders in the city of Wuhan. After the students learn the basic tenets of democracy, a campaign for the position of class monitor swiftly descends into an all too familiar jumble of campaign promises, back-room deals and dirty tricks. Funny, touching and full of small surprises, the Chinese director Weijun Chen’s documentary is a wry look at the democratic process and all its chaotic, imperfect promise.
This version of Please Vote For Me was excerpted for Wholphin from a feature-length documentary of the same name.