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Let the Child Be the Guide (2017)

Le maître est l'enfant (original title)
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Alexandre Mourot, director and father, explores for a year the experience of learning in the oldest Montessori school in France, where children aged between 3 and 6 create their own learning experiences.

Director:

Alexandre Mourot

Writers:

Maria Montessori (text excerpts), Alexandre Mourot (concept)
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Credited cast:
Anny Duperey ... Maria Montessori (voice)
Christian Maréchal Christian Maréchal ... (voice)
Alexandre Mourot Alexandre Mourot ... (voice)
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As a young father, watching his daughter go through her life experiences, film director Alexandre Mourot discovered the Montessori approach and decided to set his camera up in a children's house (3 to 6 years of age) in the oldest Montessori school in France. Alexandre was warmly welcomed in a surprisingly calm and peaceful environment, filled with flowers, fruits and Montessori materials. He met happy children, who were free to move about, working alone or in small groups. The teacher remained very discreet. Some children were reading, others were making bread, doing division, laughing or sleeping. The children guided the film director throughout the whole school year, helping him to understand the magic of their autonomy and self-esteem - the seeds of a new society of peace and freedom, which Maria Montessori dedicated her life work to.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Prinzip Montessori - Die Lust am Selber-Lernen See more »

Filming Locations:

Roubaix, Nord, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,770
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Dans le sens de la vie See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage) (only one scene)

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1.85 : 1
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