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On the Way to School (2013)

Sur le chemin de l'école (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 September 2013 (France)
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Jackson, the Kenyan; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan; Samuel, the Indian: four children who live light years away from each other and who have never met but who have a common... See full summary »

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Pascal Plisson
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Jackson Saikong Jackson Saikong ... Les Ecoliers
Salome Saikong Salome Saikong ... Les Ecoliers
Samuel J. Esther Samuel J. Esther ... Les Ecoliers
Gabriel J. Esther Gabriel J. Esther ... Les Ecoliers
Emmanuel J. Esther Emmanuel J. Esther ... Les Ecoliers
Zahira Badi Zahira Badi ... Les Ecoliers
Noura Azaggagh Noura Azaggagh ... Les Ecoliers
Zineb Elkabli Zineb Elkabli ... Les Ecoliers
Carlito Janez Carlito Janez ... Les Ecoliers
Micaela Janez Micaela Janez ... Les Ecoliers
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Jackson, the Kenyan; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan; Samuel, the Indian: four children who live light years away from each other and who have never met but who have a common point: they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school. On foot, on horseback or in a wheelchair, but all with an extraordinary determination... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.489 See more »

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Also exists as a TV series. See more »

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Indian Reggae
by Laurent Ferlet
© 2013 Winds Publishing
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Nice ... if perhaps more than a little fictionalized
16 April 2016 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

An interesting documentary about the lengths four kids from different parts of the world have to go through to get to school, marred only by the fact that most if not all of it is pretty obviously staged. There are several moments where the kids face difficulties that an adult could help them with, and they bemoan the fact that there are no adults around to help them ... if only a camera crew were standing next to them, huh? There's one scene where the children face imminent peril from wild animals ... yet the camera crew makes no attempt to get away. I'm not suggesting the content of this film is made up. I believe that it's true. But with the film containing so many immaculately shot sequences from multiple angles, it's obvious it was staged, which can't help but make you wonder how much elaboration happened for dramatic purposes.


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25 September 2013 (France) See more »

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$7,424

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$7,931,596
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Winds, Ymagis, Wild Bunch See more »
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