At the Philosophers' School

Human Rights Competition
Fernand Melgar
Switzerland
2018
97min
French

The first day of September is a milestone for every first grade student. There is a school in the Swiss Yverdon however, where students face very different challenges from the ones we would assume: they have important and challenging tasks of learning to go down the stairs, eat on their own or play with others. Director Fernand Melgar leads us to the largely unknown and powerfully complex world of disabled children. We follow the first schoolyear of five children to see them making their first steps towards independence guided by the loving care of their parents and special needs teachers.

Projections: 
11.10. Saturday 14:00
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Discussion
11.11. Sunday 18:15
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Q&A
Producer: 
Climage
Fernand Melgar
Editor: 
Karine Sudan
Camera: 
Fernand Melgar
Sound: 
Fernand Melgar
Music: 
Nicolas Rabaeus
Distribution info: 
CAT&Docs, Maelle Guenegues, 18 rue Quincampoix #133 F-75004 Paris, France, Telephone: +33144617748, maelle@catndocs.com, www.catndocs.com
Festivals: 
Wexford Documentary Film Festival Ireland
Biografilm Festival International Celebration of lives Italy
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
Awards: 
The Jury Prize in Prison Environment - Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains, Switzerland