Tue, Jan 24|
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge
Casey Galligan's Wednesday film pick of the week- School on the Move
Time & Location
Jan 24, 2017, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA
About the Event
Free Admission. School on the Move (2008) French film maker Michel DeBats follows anthropologist Alexandra Livrillier as she fights alongside the Evenk people of south-east Siberia to maintain their heritage. School on the Move travels with her to the taiga where this nomadic people live. Here she has helped set up a mobile school to give Evenk children the chance to receive a modern education without having to sacrifice their ancestral traditions. Lessons, for example, include learning to use a computer and lassoing and riding a reindeer. Instead of being sent away to a boarding school at age 6, young Evenk students can stay with their families, making it possible to conserve and even revive their language and culture.