Diversity Film Festival - Please Vote for Me
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The WSU Vancouver Diversity Council sponsors a yearly film festival, held during the fall semester. Films are chosen based on specific themes that reflect on multiple aspects of cultural diversity present in the world around us.
The festival's goal is to encourage and promote awareness and dialog about diversity issues present within the WSU Vancouver campus, the Vancouver community, and the world beyond.
The film festival will be held over two weeks with one theme each week. The first week focuses on issues of political diversity, and the second week is about American Indians and native culture.
Week One: Political Diversity
Film 1: Please Vote for Me (2008; 55 minutes)
This film about the political process follows the elections for class monitor in a third grade class in China. Three children have a few days to campaign and convince their classmates to vote for them as part of a school project/experiment with democracy. The candidates are seen at school and at home, while their parents do their best to influence the political process in order to assure their children will win their elections. This is a fascinating look at democratic principles, corruption, and interpersonal dynamics, as they play out in a country not known democracy. Mandarian Chinese with English subtitles.
Firstenburg Student Commons
Who can participate:
Contact for more information:
John Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org
WSU Vancouver Diversity Council
About WSU Vancouver:
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