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The House Of The Awakening • Presentation
First and foremost, The House of Awakening is the school created during the 1930’s by educationalist Célestin Freinet, a place to develop the personality through active methods, inspiring many teaching reforms. It is also the school of Madeleine, aged 79, who teaches in a small village in the Gers region of France. She describes how she has applied Freinet’s methods troughout her career. Former pupils explain how this type of education has changed them forever. Apart from telling her life story, the film reveals the wealth of inventiveness, strictness and generosity shown by Freinet’s disciples. It reminds us how much can be achieved when both the spirit of resistance and the humanist ideal set in motion an ambitious and consistent teaching project.
Documentary of 52 mn - Year of production: 1995
a coproduction Archipel 33 - Les Films à Lou - France 3 Sud with participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie and the support from Commission Télévision de la Procirep


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Henry Colomer

Henry Colomer and Philippe Ros

Pierre Excoffier
Elisabeth Juste
France 3 Sud

Denis Freyd and José Chidlovsky
a coproduction
Archipel 33 - Les Films à Lou - France 3 Sud 
with participation fromCentre National de la Cinématographie 
and support fromCommission Télévision de la Procirep 
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documentary
52 mn
video - black & white
88639
1995