This film is part of the "Why
Democracy?" series -- a documentary film series produced by Steps
In Evergreen Primary School of Wuhan,
the third-grade class is being asked to choose between three
candidates for the position of Class Monitor. They have their first
encounter with democracy.
Each candidate must show their
worthiness by performing in a talent show, participating in a
debate, and making a speech while their parents do
their best to make sure their child will win the election. They use
all manner of schemes. Dirty tricks are played, bribes are given and positions
The director's intention is to
determine how, if democracy came to China, it would be received.
Will it be as irrational as the recent year's votes of Pop Idol?