School of Babel (La cour de Babel)

A film by Julie Bertuccelli

Extraordinarily touching, this documentary details a year in the life of a Parisian class of immigrant youth from countries around the globe. They are boys and girls ages 11 to 15 who have just arrived in France. They are placed in a “reception class,” where they receive intensified training in learning and speaking French, so that they can eventually assimilate and join their peers. Their inspiring teacher demonstrates amazing patience, skill, tenderness and insight in counseling and teaching the students, and in interactions with their parents and guardians.


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