Another Word For Learning (Original)

ANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING is a unique documentary about the freedom to choose one's own education, even if this means leaving the school system altogether, Following a mother and daughter's intimate journey of (re)discovering their connection to their culture while living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, we will see what repercussions Aisha's educational choices will have on her family and community - ultimately exposing how the decision to self-direct one's education can continue to broader decolonization. In a world where school diplomas are supposed to offer access to the next rung on the social and economic ladder, can those who don't fit the dominant public school model still survive - and thrive?

  • Jadis M. Dumas
  • Jadis M. Dumas
  • Amy Miller
  • Jadis M. Dumas
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    (Ré)apprendre (version française avec sous-titres)
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    91,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • RIDM festival
    Montreal, Quebec
    November 15, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official competition selection-New Visions category
Distribution Information
  • Cinema Politica Distribution
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Airline, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Jadis M. Dumas

Jadis Mariette Dumas is a multidisciplinary artist working for over 7 years as an independent filmmaker and editor, specializing in documentary and video art. Primarily self-taught, she also completed Capilano University's Documentary Film Programme. Since then she has been a videographer and editor on various films being shown through international festivals, and is excited to be sharing her first feature film on decolonizing education, premièring at Montreal's RIDM this year. She is passionate about producing honest and beautiful storytelling through film which inspires social justice engagement.

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