NORTH HAVEN ISLAND lies 12 miles off the coast of Maine with a population of 381. Most people can only get there by ferry. The 3rd/4th grade class at the community school is studying government. There are 10 kids in the class and all of them hold governmental positions. They have an executive branch, a Senate, and a House of Representatives. Everything is legislated.
HANNAH PINGREE grew up on North Haven and went to the North Haven Community School - K through 12. At the time of filming she was Majority Leader for the Maine State House of Representatives. The film begins when Hannah visits the 3rd/4th grade class o help them with their legislation. The class then goes to Augusta, the State Capital, and visits Hannah to see how her government works.