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On The Way To School (2015)

On The Way To School (2015)

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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL is the story of: Jackson, 11, who lives in Kenya and twice a day he and his younger sister walk 10 miles through a savannah populated by wild animals; Carlito, 11, rides more than 11 miles twice a day with his younger sister, across the plains of Argentina, regardless of the weather; Zahira, 12, lives in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains and takes an exhausting walk on foot along punishing mountain paths awaits her before she and her two girlfriends can reach their boarding school; Samuel, 13, lives in India and the 2.5 miles he has to travel each day are an ordeal, as he doesn't have the use of his legs so his two younger brothers have to push him all the way to school in a makeshift wheelchair. (C) Distrib Films

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Though aimed at children, this 2013 French documentary is the sort of direct, expressive, and compassionate filmmaking that can be appreciated by anyone.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Dispensing with any heated rhetoric about the sorry state of education, director Pascal Plisson instead allows this quartet of beautifully photographed incredible journeys speak inspirational volumes.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The swelling score gives the sense of an inspirational children's movie. True to that form, "On the Way to School" never wavers in its bland uplift.

February 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite its earnest message, Plisson's documentary remains mostly on the surface of its subject matter.

February 4, 2015 | Full Review…

The film quietly reveals these four small stories as epically heroic and timeless journeys.

February 3, 2015 | Full Review…

A documentary showing the challenges faced by children on three continents in pursuit of education.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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