February 7, 2012

"Schooling the World" to make Providence debut Friday 2/10 at Libertalia

Join the Providence Free School & Libertalia at 8pm on Friday, February 10th, for a screening of the award-winning & controversial 2010 documentary "Schooling the World", about the impacts of modern education on indigenous cultures. Discussion to follow.
All over the world, volunteers raise money to build schools in traditional societies, convinced that education is the only path to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Does life really get better for its people? SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable traditional cultures.
FREE, suggested donation $0 - $5
BYO snacks • Libertalia is a dry space
65 minutes, color, unrated, in English & Ladakhi (w/ Eng. subtitles)
directed by Carol Black, produced by Jim Hurst

The film's producers have created a 50-page (!) discussion guide, which you can download for more background information and discussion prompts: http://ow.ly/8V9SQ

About the film: http://schoolingtheworld.org/
About Libertalia: http://www.libertaliaPVD.org/
About us: http://providence.freeskool.org/

RSVP & invite friends at http://on.fb.me/STWscreening