On The Way To School
2013, France, 76’, Color, French-Arabic-Spanish
Director: Pascal Plisson
2013 Locarno Film Festival Closing Film
One of the best documentaries of the year; insanely popular everywhere it’s been shown…
“We often wonder what kind of planet we will leave to our childrenbut what kind of children will we leave to the planet?”
These children live in the four corners of the earth, but share the same thirst for learning. They understand that only education will allow them a better future and that is why, every day, they must set out on the long and perilous journey that will lead them to knowledge. ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL immerses us in the extraordinary routines of these children, whose sheer will to accomplish their dream leads them onto a path we have all walked-but never like this.