4 user 33 critic

Sur le chemin de l'école (2013)

1:33 | Trailer
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 »


Pascal Plisson
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]



Release Date:

25 September 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf dem Weg zur Schule See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Winds,Ymagis,Wild Bunch See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The wheelchair used in the scene with the dizzy kid is in the background of a scene from Mad Max Fury Road. This is used because it looks post apocalyptic See more »


En route pour l'Amérique
by Laurent Ferlet
© 2013 Winds Publishing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

They believe future beyond harsh school-commuting
2 August 2014 | by Furuya ShiroSee all my reviews

I am surprised that I am the first person to post a review on this astonishing, great film.

This is a documentary film of 4 groups of children, who bet on a belief that their future will be developed by "studying". So do their parents, who send their children with earnest encouragement and prayer.

In the beginning, a boy digs a hole on sandy place. He digs by his both hands, earnestly, until some water seep. As I was thinking, "Oh yes, children like to do this with sand…", he dips water by a plastic ladle and washes his school uniform in a bucket. Furthermore, he fills two plastic bottles too, which he and his younger sister bring to the school.

Their school-commuting route is middle of nowhere in savanna in Kenya. Every day, they go to and from the school for 15km, 2 hours. Sometimes, they climb to a higher place to find a safe way to avoid dangerous elephants. They walk on quickly, through the grasses or bush. The audiences may feel, "Is the school still far away? When will they arrive?"

There are other 3 groups of such adventurous journeys. According to the official web site, the director Plisson made a list of places of hash school going from the world, having cooperation of international organizations like UNESCO. From the list, he selected the 4 children groups, who have strong belief that education will open their future.

All those children love their school, friends, and they study really hard. It is because of their such belief that I feel I am taught and encouraged by them, rather than feeling pity.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed