Let the child be the guide

The director, a young father, observes a Montessori’s preschool classroom. Children there work smoothly; they read, cook their own bread, do divisions, laugh or sleep. The teacher remains discreet.
For Maria Montessori, autonomy and self-esteem are the seeds of a new society based upon respect, peace and freedom!

  • Alexandre MOUROT
    Director
  • Alexandre MOUROT
    Writer
  • Alexandre MOUROT
    Producer
  • Anny DUPEREY
    Key Cast
    (voice over)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    education, social, peace, children
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    270,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Enfoque

    Puerto Rico
    Official Selection
  • GURO
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    Audience Award
  • Docs against graviry
    WARSAW
    Poland
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • DANS LE SENS DE LA VIE
    Distributor
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Alexandre MOUROT

After studying engineering and working in the field of new technologies, which didn’t fulfill his creative needs, Alexandre attended art history classes at La Sorbonne University, as well as photography, and then documentary film-making trainings at the Ateliers Varan.
In 2009, his first documentary, Poubelles et sentiments, a reflection on our attachment to objects, was released and selected by several festivals.
Since 2014, Alexandre has dedicated himself fully to documentary making, with a passion for education. In order to better understand the Montessori approach, which is the topic of his second film, he has attended a full AMI 3-6 Montessori Teacher Training.

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