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Let the child be the guide

Synopsis: 

As a young father, watching his daughter go through her life experiences, film director Alexandre Mourot discovered the Montessori approach and decided to set his camera up in a children’s house (3 to 6 years of age) in the oldest Montessori school in France. 

Alexandre was warmly welcomed in a surprisingly calm and peaceful environment, filled with flowers, fruits and Montessori materials. He met happy children, who were free to move about, working alone or in small groups. The teacher remained very discreet. Some children were reading, others were making bread, doing division, laughing or sleeping. 

The children guided the film director throughout the whole school year, helping him to understand the magic of their autonomy and self-esteem - the seeds of a new society of peace and freedom, which Maria Montessori dedicated her life work to. 

Runtime: 
01:40:00
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

As a young father, watching his daughter go through her life experiences, film director Alexandre Mourot discovered the Montessori approach and decided to set his camera up in a children’s house (3 to 6 years of age) in the oldest Montessori school in France. 

Alexandre was warmly welcomed in a surprisingly calm and peaceful environment, filled with flowers, fruits and Montessori materials. He met happy children, who were free to move about, working alone or in small groups. The teacher remained very discreet. Some children were reading, others were making bread, doing division, laughing or sleeping. 

The children guided the film director throughout the whole school year, helping him to understand the magic of their autonomy and self-esteem - the seeds of a new society of peace and freedom, which Maria Montessori dedicated her life work to. 

 
Directed by: 
Alexandre Mourot
Writing credits: 
Alexandre Mourot
Cast: 
Anny Duperey (voice over) Alexandre Mourot (voice over)
Produced by: 
DANS LE SENS DE LA VIE
Music by: 
Damien Salançon
Cinematography by: 
Alexandre Mourot
Film Editing by: 
Catherine Mamecier
Release Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Official sites: 
www.montessori-lefilm.org
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