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One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish... See full summary »

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One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country. On the Way to School is a film about a Turkish teacher who is alone in a village as an authority of the state, and about his interaction with the Kurdish children who have to learn Turkish. The film witnesses the communication problem emphasizing the loneliness of a teacher in a different community and culture; and the changes brought up by his presence into this different community during one year. The film chronicles one school year, starting from September 2007 until the departure of the teacher for summer holiday in June 2008. During this period, they begin to know and understand each other mutually and slowly. Written by Ozgur Dogan

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23 October 2009 (Turkey)  »

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Iskolába menet  »

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Boring film, NOT dealing with people & problems deeply
23 January 2011 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The idea was good but the film did not deal or show well known problems deeply. It just mentions and by-passes every important issue. Moreover, the director does not show us the characters in detail, not even the teacher. There is only one scene with snow in the entire film, but it is too little for the harsh winters of south-east of Turkey. There are some wonderful photographic scenes and views, but the film could be much better if it shows us the people and problems with more detail. It just shows us the communication problems of a Turkish teacher with the Kurdish students. (This is not a spoiler as it also writes in the first sentence of the Storyline: One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey) So there is nothing more to say about this film.


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