Marie and Juliette quit their teaching jobs to open La Petite Ecole in the heart of Brussels where children, without former schooling and often exiled, are welcomed. Leaving aside formal learning, they offer them space and time to be children again before facing school which will expect them to be students. This film walks us through their efforts and research and thereby forces us to see the schooling system as a possible perpetuator of oppression that affects us all.

A film by Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel
Produced by Les Productions du Verger et Visualantics
and coproduced with RTBF and CBA. Leading Lights will have its world premiere at Visions Du Réel 2022, in the International Competition, and is selected for the Festival International Jean Rouch!

Director: Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel
Production: Les Productions du Verger and Visualantics
Co-production:  RTBF and CBA

Colour Grading: Peter Bernaers
DI Supervisor: Arnout Deurinck
Deliveries: Geert Dedoncker
Title design: Annelies Vaes
Post production supervisor : Wim De Rick


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