Etre et avoir [videorecording] = To be and to have /
a Maïa Films, Arte France Cinéma les Films, D'ici, Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique Production with the participation of Canal+, the Centre National de la Cinématographie and Gimages 4, a film by Nicolas Philibert.
New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2004]
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2004]
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Directors of photography, Katell Djian, Laurent Didier ; editor, Nicolas Philibert ; original music score, Philippe Hersant; producer, Gilles Sandoz; director, Nicolas Philibert.
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Dolby Digital; widescreen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Special feature: Original theatrical trailer.
Georges Lopez.
At the center of this intimate and touching story is Georges Lopez - a remarkably devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 in all their school subjects and life's lessons. Demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs, can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development.
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French dialogue, English subtitles.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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DVD, region 1.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2004-11-01:
George Lopez, a French elementary school teacher, instructs about a dozen students ranging from ages three to 11 in a one-room schoolhouse in the countryside of Auvergne, France. He not only teaches reading and writing but provides gentle support as they go through life's lessons such as a parent's illness or disagreements with other students. The children steal the show and are a delight to watch as they struggle with their assignments and try to please their teacher. The dialog is in French and is a little muffled at times, but English subtitles are provided. With so much negativity in the news about teaching and the lack of good teachers, watching this documentary is a treat. This film is highly recommended to all audiences who want to experience the magic of teaching and to see a master educator in action.-Christine Rigda, Northeastern Ohio Univ. Coll. of Medicine, Rootstown Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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