Seeing as it’s an election year, we’re all probably getting a little tired of all the campaigning. Well I’m going to show you a little different, more refreshing political campaign that will give you a new appreciation for “grass roots democracy”.
StoryMineMedia, which was co-founded by my good friend Elena Rue and Catherine Orr, created The Council, three mini webisodes that chronicle the ups and downs of an 8th grade student council election. Specifically, the webisodes follow 3 students: Cara, Leah and Ryan, who all desperately want to get elected so they can change their school for the better. This candid peek inside a middle school is funny, poignant and touching. It was hard for me not to root for Ryan…he reminds me a bit of myself at that age.