On the Way to School

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Stirring docu explores school journeys around the globe.

NR 2009 77 minutes

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age 9+

Humbling Film!

As a 4th and 5th grade teacher, and I've shared this film with my students every year. It's a great way to end the year with an appreciation for the learning we've had the privilege to do, while also allowing kids the opportunity to see how other kids their age go about their daily lives. I think it approaches each child's journey to school in a very respectful way. It doesn't encourage or send messages of feeling bad for those in different positions than those of the viewer, it's just a very honest look at our differences, while connecting us through the common desire to learn and improve our lives. I selected 9+ because it does involve reading subtitles and may be difficult for younger children to follow along in a meaningful way.

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age 2+

Absolutely incredible - perfect for every age.

I cannot give a higher rating for a film. Every kid (and adult) in my opinion, would benefit from this incredible film. It's uplifting but not designed to be a tear-jerker. The documentary maker is non-evasive. The silence and slow speed is what makes it genuine. A must see for any and all! (And 100% clean!)

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