Ubuntu (School Day)
Category: Feature Films | Duration: 115 min | Language: Marathi with English ST
In a small village school, there is only one class with 15 pupils. With modern and practical pedagogy, their teacher attempts to open up different perspectives on life for the children. When the class accidentally starts a fire, the village eldest announces that the school will be closed if it is not attended by at least 35 children. Now, of all times, the teacher has to return to his pregnant wife. He instructs the girl Gauri, his oldest student, to ensure that the children will continue to come to school. But then Gauri’s best friend is threatened by forced marriage, and the girl’s brother is supposed to go to work to earn the money for her dowry. Gauri’s only chance to still save the school is to go public. ‘Ubuntu‘ is a story about children fighting for their right to education, and thus for their future.