The Candidates

Since 1996, the students at a Queens public high school have staged a mock election, modeling 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. Capturing the ins and outs of the political system through teenagers’ eyes, The Candidates suggests that politicians could learn from the civically-engaged optimism of younger generations.

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