On TV: THE CANDIDATES

Coming to Fuse tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5:
THE CANDIDATES

Directors:
Alexandra Stergiou and Lexi Henigman

World Premiere:
DOC NYC 2019

Select Festivals:
Big Sky Doc, IFF Boston

About:
The 2016 presidential election, as seen by NYC high school story students.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Since 1996, the wonderfully diverse students of a Queens public high school have staged an elaborate mock presidential election for an entire semester, simulating the American electoral process against the backdrop of the real one. In 2016, Ukrainian-American Daniel hams it up as a cocky Donald Trump, while Pakistani-American Misbah, an observant Muslim, portrays Hillary Clinton, with also-rans like earthy Jill Stein thrown in for good measure. As the students reenact the rigors of the divisive political campaign, hard truths about politics are revealed, yet hope lives on.

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