FSK: Suitable for persons over 6 years.
The ‚School Day’ takes place on Thursday, 19 th of July 2018. It is an offer from the Indian Film Festival open to students from the 9th to the 12th grade. Students can expect to see ‚Ubuntu’. The film tells the story of a small village school and its only 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.. The screening gives a short introduction of the topic through expert Sebastian Schneider. The event comes to an end with a conversation with the film’s director Pushkar Shrotri, to be held in English. The film will be shown in Marathi with English subtitles. The ‚School Day’ is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.