THE MIND OF A CHILD / L'ESPRIT D'UN ENFANT
Working with children affected by poverty, racism and war.
Comment travailler avec des enfants marqués par la guerre, le racisme et la pauvreté
Filmed in Canada, Israel and Washington DC, this one hour documentary follows the work of aboriginal educator Lorna Williams, in her campaign to help inner city children who are dropping out of school and winding up on the street in terrifying numbers. Her search led her to Israeli child psychologist Reuven Feuerstein, who began his work 50 years ago, helping children who were refugees from the Holocaust. Williams, and teachers from more than 30 countries have studied with Feuerstein, and returned home with an extraodinary and powerful teaching system that reveals the intelligence and strengthens the skills of children that many teachers have given up on.
Available on DVD with choice of English or French language sountracks and English language subtitles