Scene from the film On the Way to School
Scene from the film On the Way to School
Scene from the film On the Way to School
Scene from the film On the Way to School
Scene from the film On the Way to School

On the Way to School

  • France
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • South Africa
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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.

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  • Original Title
    Sur le chemin de l’école
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marie-Claire Javoy, Pascal Plisson
  • Cast
    Noura Azzagagh, Zahira Badi, Carlito
  • Cinematography
    Pascal Plisson, Simon Watel
  • Editing
    Sylvie Lager
  • Music
    Laurent Ferlet
  • Sound
    Emmanuel Guionet
  • Runtime
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Brazil
    • China
    • Colombia
    • South Africa
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
      • Asociace českých filmových klubů (AČFK)
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