In May KSPS-WORLD celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage month with four unique documentaries. Originally presented in October 2007 as part of the series Independent Lens, Please Vote For Me, directed by Weijun Chen, features an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China, where three eight-year-old students campaign for the coveted position of class monitor. This is the first election for a class leader to be held in China, and the candidates hold debates, campaign tirelessly, and show their intellectual and artistic skills, until one is voted the winner. Please Vote For Me airs on Sunday, May 8 as part of the Global Voices series.
Global Voices “Please Vote for Me “is scheduled for broadcast on KSPS-World (over-the-air channel 7.2, Comcast Cable of Spokane channel 108) Sunday, May 8th at 6:00 AM (Pacific) with repeats slated later in the day at 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times are Pacific.)
Later in the month we will offer two documentaries, “4” and “Young Yakuza,” focusing upon Japan. The month will close with the documentary “New Year Baby” set in Cambodia.KSPS-WORLD is dedicated to delivering the best of public television’s nonfiction, news, and documentary programming, and an increasing schedule of content from independent producers. The WORLD channel’s website, WORLDcompass.org, expands audience interaction and provides a unique public media service. If you don’t receive KSPS-WORLD, now is the time to ask your cable or satellite provider to include the service. It’s a great channel that will introduce you to a whole new world.