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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.

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