Sylvia (1986)


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New Zealand educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner (played by Eleanor David) is the subject of this informative and slightly uneven biography, based on the events in Ashton-Warner's adult life. During the 1930s Ashton-Warner moves to a remote village with her husband who has been appointed to be the headmaster in the school there. She tries to teach the Maori children but is having absolutely no luck at all -- that is especially discouraging considering that she is also fighting off culture shock and the … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Dec 18, 1986
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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Full Review… | April 2, 2005
New York Times
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An innovative and moving portrait of pioneer educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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