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by Pascal Plisson


From the savannahs of Kenya to the winding trails of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, from the heat of Southern India to the vast plateaus of Patagonia, On the Way to School follows Jackson, Zahira, Samuel and Carlito, four children united in their yearning to learn. Like millions of others worldwide, their quest for education and dreams of escaping the traps of poverty, ignorance or loneliness lead them to confront and overcome countless and often dangerous obstacles on their daily journeys to school. By embarking on this adventure littered with traps and challenges, they will begin to leave their childhoods behind.

international title: On The Way to School
original title: Sur le chemin de l'école
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Pascal Plisson
film run: 77'
release date: FR 25/09/2013, IT 26/09/2013, DE 05/12/2013, ES 23/01/2015
screenplay: Marie-Claire Javoy, Pascal Plisson
cast: Jackson Saikong, Salome Saikong, Samuel J. Esther, Gabriel J. Esther, Emmanuel J. Esther, Zahira Badi, Noura Azaggagh, Zineb Elkabli, Carlito Janez, Micaela Janez
cinematography by: Simon Watel
film editing: Sarah Anderson, Sylvie Lager
music: Laurent Ferlet
producer: Barthélémy Fougea
production: Winds, Hérodiade
distributor: Praesens Film AG, Academy Two, Senator Filmverleih, Abordar Casa de Películas
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