A Goat for a Vote


Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumThu, Jul 31, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Bob and Sue Sandtveit
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Bijou by the BaySat, Aug 2, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Ken's Classic Films
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Film Info
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Release Year:2014
Runtime:50 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Production Country:Netherlands
Original Language:English
Web Site:https://eenvandejongens.nl/en/project/a-goat-for-a-vote
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeroen Van Velzen
Produced by:Maarten van der Ven
Hasse van Nunen
Cinematography:Stef Tijdink
Editing By:Daan Wijdeveld


What does democracy look like through the eyes of a teenager in rural Kenya? This charming and enlightening documentary follows three students through their campaigns to become class president, which will not only earn them respect of their peers but could also be a stepping stone to greater things in Kenyan society. On the ballot are the popular and well-to-do Said, who writes a catchy rap song for his campaign; Harry, who tries to bribe his classmates with goat meat; and Magdalene, who rallies her fellow female students in an attempt to become the first girl president of her school. Expertly directed by filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen, “A Goat for a Vote” is a thoughtful and entertaining look at the democratic process.