A documentary with students from two schools, two cultures, sharing the same territory. At an age when they are still well entrenched in the present moment, children begin learning history and already serve us a lesson.
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This film was definitely worth the short time it took to watch because you really learn something new. I was not very familiar with the environment that Quabec's youth go through and to get such an innocent take on the uncertainty and fears they have for the future was interesting. The rawness and authenticity of these children is really unmatched from anything you see and it gives a different perspective than usual.
This film is beautifully crafted! We often overlook how important the view of children can be, and this film documents how history, present, and future are seen through the eyes of varying children from two schools in the same territory. Many of experienced individuals would believe that adolescents would have an innocent and even happy view of life. It is clear in this film that many can see far past that
Really complex things are taught to kids in such simple ways, who think they understand it, and how benign their perception of the world and life is. Science is taught as a set of facts rather than a process of discovery. And history too, as something that definitely happened, rather than questionable interpretations of the past.
Children speaking in French are really delightful to listen to.
Such a gorgeous film!
It was too short to make any particular point. I think it would be way more powerful to just ask a bunch of European-Canadian vs indigineous Canadian kids questions about history, and show the answers. Important question but not adressed well enough. Recently heard an interview on a podcast about the same issue but more on point.
A warm bath for liberals but not much more (perhaps with an insidious hint of white guilt if one is feeling cynical). Talking heads, especially with infants, has been done to death. What can one say? The camera was in focus is about all.
Comment les écoliers canadiens perçoivent-ils l'histoire de leur pays, selon leurs origines indigènes ou européennes ? Comment vivent-ils le présent et imaginent-ils le futur ? Leurs propos souvent inquiets invitent à bien des questionnements. Un court métrage au découpage simple (salles de classes, enfants marchant dans des paysages neigeux), mais aux notions complexes, qui auraient mérité 26 minutes au lieu de 12 !