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For more than 30 years the ‘Madonna Assunta’ primary school of Naples has been engaged in its educational mission, never ceasing to question and explore the role of the public school system. Inspired by Célestin Freinet’s ‘pedagogy for the people’ while also experimenting with other teaching methods and approaches, ‘Madonna Assunta’ has built its very own approach based on the elements of creative work and learning through the body.
The school was in danger of being closed down a few years ago but was saved thanks to the activism of parents, teachers and ex-pupils. The documentary’s director is one of them…

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Lorenzo Cioffi



Education, Society and Human interest

Rights: Worldwide

Produced by Ladoc


Italian with English subtitles

Faito Doc Festival Jury Special Mention
Napoli Film Festival Award Young Audience Jury

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