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Litmus Films: Learning for Real
Friday 28th June
Doors at 7pm // Film from 7:30pm
What do Writhlington School’s Orchid Club, an outdoor kindergarten in Arctic Norway and the Budapest Children’s Railway have in common? As these three remarkable short documentaries reveal, they all give children responsibility for real world tasks. Whether they’re 13-year-olds conserving endangered plants, 4-year-olds lighting fires, or 10-year-olds operating train signals, these films show that wrapping children in cotton wool may not be the best preparation for adulthood.
A fascinating and stimulating evening for any interested in the educational benefits of teaching children how to manage risk rather than avoid it. Includes Q&A with the films’ director, Robert Stern of Litmus Films.
About Litmus Films….
Established in 2000 as an independent television production company, Litmus Films has produced more than 50 broadcast documentaries & news features on a wide variety of topics. The company now produces programmes in English, Japanese and Chinese and clients include NHK, BBC, Channel 4, APTN and Kuwait TV.
Litmus Films brings the stories of society’s hidden tribes to a general audience, celebrates the passions of unsung heroes and finds apparently obscure means to explore broad themes.
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