School of Babel

School of Babel

They are Irish, Senegalese, Brazilian, Moroccan, Chinese… They are between eleven and fifteen years old and have just arrived in France. For a year they will be all together in the same ‘reception class’ of a Parisian secondary school, under the supervision of their teacher Brigitte Cervoni, the driving force behind the film. Twenty-four students, twenty-four nationalities… In this multicultural arena, we see the innocence, the enthusiasm and inner turmoil of these teenagers who, caught in the midst of starting out on a new life, learning a new language and adapting to a different culture, question our preconceived ideas and give us hope for a better world and a better future…

Official Selection, Rome Film Festival, 2013

Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest