I Wanna Be Boss wins one ‘World Student Jury Award’ in Prague

19 March 2010 • 

Marije Meerman’s documentary I Wanna Be Boss has won the ”Student Jury Award” at the 12th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

”The jury was impressed by the resolve and ambition of the Chinese students and their drive to follow their dreams of success. Another aspect of the film that intrigued the jury was that it inspired comparison and contrasting between the systems of education in China and the Czech Republic. The film also offers a comprehensive picture of an authoritarian upbringing full of coercion and orders. Perhaps it is the upbringing and education of young people that provides some clue to understanding the Chinese mentality. The film’s authenticity enables viewers to relate easily to the protagonists and identify with them in their dramatic predicaments,” said one of the jury member Daniel Prikryl.