A Goat for a Vote
Director: Jeroen van Velzen
Country: The Netherlands
Year of production: 2013
Duration: 51 min
Subject:
  • Freedom of speech
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
Audience:
  • Journalists
  • Activists / NGOs
  • Students
  • Pupils
  • Teachers
The recent elections in Kenya have left many of its citizens relieved. Although not free of suspicions of fraud, the 2013 elections went off in relative calm compared to the large-scale outbreaks of violence four years ago. At Majaoni Secondary School, the next generation of Kenyan voters learns about democracy. It is the annual school elections, and three students are competing for the prestigious position of school president. It is the endless enthusiasm and motivation of these three candidates that predicts a fierce election battle.
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Jeroen van Velzen
studied documentary directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. His first feature documentary, Wavumba, was shown all over the world and won several prizes, including the award for Best New Director at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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