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“The film brings audiences both the joys and pains of our political system via high school”: Alexandra Stergiou and Lexi Henigman on their DOC NYC-premiering The Candidates

If you spent the 2016 election season trying to wrap your head around the surreal circus that passed for political campaigning, just imagine actually participating in it while studying for exams. Such was the situation for the students of Townsend Harris High School in Queens, which since 1996 has included in its curriculum an as-close-to-real-life-as-possible Election Simulation. Fortunately, filmmakers Alexandra Stergiou and Lexi Henigman were there to capture it all. On one side is Russian-American Daniel, aka Trump, trying to focus on making America great again instead of grabbing women...

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Published By: filmmakermagazine - 7 days ago