Casey Galligan's Wednesday film pick of the week- School on the Move
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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.