On the way to school

On the way to school

Auf dem Weg zur Schule

Downloadable Video - 2015 | French
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2014 Cesar winner for Best Documentary, On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Guild : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 75 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: Plisson, Pascal
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MaxwellYates2
Nov 13, 2015

This is a beautifully written and filmed documentary about the lengths and sacrifices some children and their families carry on a daily basis in order for them to get a better life and education. I can't imagine anyone watching this moving and inspiring story of 4 groups of children and their daily struggles just to get to school. Imagine walking 2 hours everyday to get to school and then having to make the return trip home, and in many cases being responsible for your younger sibling. These four nationals from 'developing countries' travel across mountainous ranges, dried waterholes, though Elephant savannah and under the scorching sun. I was particularly moved by how all the children featured are happy, optimistic and driven to just do something many take for granted in the western world. One of the best documentaries out there.

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