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The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual programme in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.
'An outstanding documentary ... it has you wondering how much politics is like Lord of the Flies' - Amy Nicholson, FilmWeek
'Some of these boys are already as hard-faced and cynical as velociraptors. Some are gentle and sweet natured. Some are even shown changing their minds. It's an amazing spectacle' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian