Shooting for Democracy' brings together voices of students in the world’s smallest emerging democracy with those in its most established. The film is a vibrant portrayal of two nations as seen through the youth in each country.
Inspired by the coincidence of Bhutan’s first democratic elections taking place during a US presidential election year, 'Shooting for Democracy' follows high school students as they participate in The Emerging Lens video education program. The result is a unique juxtaposition that examines youth perspectives on democracy during the 2008 elections.
Combining professionally produced footage with excerpts from the students’ work, the film follows personal experiences of the students while also exploring the social and political contexts of these distinct nations, now linked by their use of a democratic system.
Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2010
Bend Film Festival, 2010
Astoria Film Festival 2010
Atlanta Underground Film Festival, 2010