Directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
France, 2014, 105 mins.
A dedicated history teacher at a French high school, Anne is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, proves to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor dramatically changes the students’ attitudes and perspectives on the world. “…vibrates with genuine emotion.” – French Cinema Review. Best Narrative Film, Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Ages 14+. (French with English Subtitles)