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Schooling the World : The White Man's Last Burden

Carol Black
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Feature Films-United States; Feature Films-India; History; Documentary Films; Nonfiction Films; Feature Films
"If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way 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? Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, [the film] takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures." -- Container.
Carol Black
Neal Marlens, Jim Hurst and Mark Grossan
Lost People Films
Lost People Films presents ; a film by Carol Black ; producers, Neal Marlens, Jim Hurst and Mark Grossan ; directed by Carol Black.
Discussion guide available online as a PDF download.
Originally produced in 2010.
Photography, Jim Hurst, Ben Knight ; editor, Carol Black ; translations, Rinchen Dolkar.
Featuring Wade Davis, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Manish Jain, Dolma Tsering.
English and Ladakhi with English subtitles.
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