Le Mois Du Documentaire
Back to School | retour à l’école
Centuries back, value and knowledge was transferred in many forms–fairytale, myth, even song. Today, school is the common place for this transfer of knowledge and value, formalized and institutionalized.
Unfortunately, formal education is generally didactic. Ideas on what children are supposed to do in regard to ideal future is often packed in a single narration. Instead of exploring fresh creativity and innovative desire, school is mixed in adults’ agenda. Children are demanded to master scientific subjects, exceling physical education, even strongly encouraged to comply to nation’s ideology. This year “Le Mois du Film Documentaire” tries to explore how children within formal educational space struggles in the limited dynamic of the socio-cultural inside.
In the film Le cour du Babel (Julia Bertuccelli, 2013), children’ dynamic faced with differences in daily life is portrayed, how friends of different race, religion, and ethnicity interact one another in light bluntness is interesting to see. Comment j’ai détesté les maths (Olivier Peyon, 2013) meanwhile, takes a classroom discussion to a global phenomenon of math as a subject met with common distaste. A little growing up, illustration on gap between generation is seen in two films: Les Regles de Jeu (Claudine Bories & Patrice Chagnard, 2014) and Chante ton Bac d’abord (David Andre, 2013). How demands from society and family are faced by youngsters from middle school to college, a transition from childhood to adulthood.
Curated by Aditya Rizki Pratama