by Edward Hessler
This documentary is about the election for the coveted position of being the 3rd grade class monitor (mostly 8 ya students) in a primary school in China. This is a position that until this election was appointed by the teacher. The competition is keen and at times hurly-burly.
The film is poignant as well as provocative. In the Wikipedia entry above you will find a link to the film.
I would love to know where these children are today, what they are doing as well as their recollections and thoughts on this event.
I wondered, too, whether the teacher used this experience for instruction after the election and what the students learned about democracy and voting.