Synopsis:
“Half measures are the Trojan horse of resignation”.
September 2008. A farm in the Belgian region of Ardennes. About 60 teenagers are renovating buildings. A radically different type of school is opening, revolutionary but still a formal part of the national education system: Pédagogie Nomade or nomadic teaching.
Students and teachers seize hold of a new relationship to knowledge, with none of the authority that usually constrains it. A sizeable building project begins, since a school is a world under construction, both literally and figuratively. This school has placed its bets on the side of equality of intelligence. Of equality in general, with all that that implies.
For the young students, this is also the start of learning about freedom, about autonomy...
Director's filmography:
- Noël en Décembre (Feature)
- L'homme du sud
- Les enfants modèles (1995 - Short)
- L'homme du Sud (1998 - Short)
- Le Gai Savoir (2010 - Feature)
- Wil'watie (2014 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2010
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
76'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
La Parti Production