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Revolution School 1918-1939

Documentary, 1h25, 2016

Director: Joanna Grudzinska


It is the story of a velvet revolution: the education. After World War I in Europe, the educators blame a school wich creates submission. Europe needs Peace. How to educate the new generation without supervision and punishment? How to teach emancipation? Within a few years, charismatic figures - Maria Montessori, Célestin Freinet, Alexander Neill - and many others will try to invent a new school.

Awards & festivals: 

Festival de La Rochelle. Festival Histoire et Cité de Genève. Festival Les Rendez-Vous de l’Histoire of Blois (Jury Prize, special mention).


In coproduction with ARTE France. With the support of the CNC, Région Ile-de-France, Creative Europe Media and the Procirep Angoa. With the participation of Réseau Canopé.

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