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Films & Schedules - ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 4 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

DIRECTOR: PASCAL PLISSON - FRANCE

Plisson’s César-winning documentary extols the true worth of getting, and getting to, an education. Shot in Kenya, Patagonia, Morocco, and the Bay of Bengal, the film follows the perilous journeys of four children on their ways to school: Jackson crosses the savannah on foot, avoiding elephants; Carlito rides on horseback across lonely plains and rushing rivers; Zahira treks over treacherous Atlas Mountain passes; Samuel, in his antediluvian wheelchair, is pushed by his brothers over sand dunes and through swamps. While the breathtaking cinematography reveals the splendor of their homelands and the dangers of these voyages keep you on the edge of your seat, at the heart is the children’s resilience and their unstoppable yearning to learn and improve their lives. Ages 10+.

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Oregon, the Consulate General of France and French American Cultural Society, San Francisco, and TV5Monde.

77 Minutes    

Interests: Family Fare, Documentary.

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