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Wild Bunch - ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Pascal Plisson

ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

SUR LE CHEMIN DE L'ECOLE

Status: Completed

Director(s): Pascal Plisson

Short synopsis : Across the world, children overcome extraordinary obstacles fuelled by their indomitable yearning to learn. A powerful, moving, and humbling story of the human spirit.

Long synopsis : They live in all four corners of the planet and share a thirst for knowledge. Almost instinctively they know that their wellbeing, indeed their survival, depend on knowledge and education. From the dangerous savannahs of Kenya to the winding trails of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, from the suffocating heat of Southern India to the vast, dizzying plateaux of Patagonia, these children are all united by the same quest, the same dream. Jackson, Zahira, Samuel and Carlito are the heroes of “On the Way to School”, a film that interweaves the four pupils forced to confront and overcome countless, often dangerous obstacles – enormous distances over treacherous territory, snakes, elephants, even bandits – on their journey to the classroom. By setting foot on their extraordinary path, by embarking on this adventure littered with traps and challenges, they will begin to leave their childhoods behind. Pascal Plisson’s film recounts the journey of initiation that will change their lives forever.

Cast

  • Noura Azzagagh, Zahira Badi, Carlito, Zineb Elkabi, Emmanuel J. Esther, Gabriel J. Esther

Crew

  • Producer(s): Barthelemy Fougea
  • Director(s): Pascal Plisson
  • Screenplay: Marie-Claire Javoy, Pascal Plisson
  • DP: Pascal Plisson, Simon Watel
  • Editing: Sarah Anderson, Sylvie Lager
  • Original Music: Laurent Ferlet
  • Original Title: SUR LE CHEMIN DE L'ECOLE
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Family

  • Production company: WINDS, WINDS
  • Production date: 2012
  • Language: Arabic, French, Spanish
  • Duration: 78 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby5.1
  • Festival del Film Locarno 2013
  • TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2014
  • COLCOA 2014
  • Sottodiciotto Film Festival 2013
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2014

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