THE CANDIDATES

2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Directors Alexandra Stergiou, Lexi Henigman; cinematographer Joe Bender; executive producer Maxim Pozdorovkin; film subjects Rafal Olechowski, students playing Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson

WORLD PREMIERE 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, Ukranian-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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2018 - THE CANDIDATES

 

 

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Metropolis

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Director: Alexandra Stergiou, Lexi Henigman
Executive Producer: Gerasimos Petratos, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Producer: Alexandra Stergiou
Cinematographer: Joe Bender
Editor: Lexi Henigman
Running Time: 80
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2018