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La memoire dure

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Summary

  • Five children from countries such as Mali, Liberia, and Algeria are filmed "showing how they were received in France and the relationship between teachers and pupils. The children learn not only the language but also the values of their host society. Each child has strengths that often cannot be utilized effectively by the school but that are brought to light in the film ... the teacher ... a dedicated and passionate educator. The children, their parents, teachers and administrators were involved as part of the filmmaking process. Issues of immigration, cultural assimilation, social integration and educational process are analyzed within the context of this film"--Container.

Notes

  • In French with English subtitles.
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