To be and to have, tonight

Tonight at 9 you will have a unique opportunity to (re)view the brilliant and engaging documentary film Être et Avoir by Nicolas Philibert. Award winning.

It tells the story of George Lopez being the sole teacher at a one-room school out on the French countryside. All children (13 that is) are in his group, ranging from 4 to 12 years old. The interaction between the endlessly wise and patient teacher and the curious kids is downright endearing. This man is one of a kind, well, was one of kind, as the film shows him in his last year of teaching. The everyday life of the small rural community will forever change, and after viewing the film you feel you are part of it already…

I first saw it in 2002, and reading up on it now, I would love to know what became of little Jojo, the star of the show… { maybe an idea to do a follow up ‘Seven Up-style? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Series }

And if you can’t make it tonight, record it, it’s a gem!  TV5 – 9PM – 10.50PM

About Wilma Tichelaar

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small
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