The Candidates

The Candidates

DOCUMENTARIES

Since 1996, the wonderfully diverse students at a Queens public high school have staged a mock election, modelling the American electoral process playing out in real life. In 2016, Ukrainian-American class-clown Daniel and Pakistani-American Misbah step confidently into the roles of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, respectively. The Candidates suggests that politicians could learn from the civically-engaged optimism of younger generations.