To Be and to Have

The once-acclaimed French school system is under siege, with overcrowding making it impossible for children to receive the education they deserve. But there's one place that's trying to buck the tide. This documentary by Nicolas Philibert visits a one-room schoolhouse in rural Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson. Here, Georges Lopez teaches 13 students, ranging in age between 3 and 10, the old-fashioned way — with effort, attention and encouragement.

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To Be and to Have

The once-acclaimed French school system is under siege, with overcrowding making it impossible for children to receive the education they deserve. But there's one place that's trying to buck the tide. This documentary by Nicolas Philibert visits a one-room schoolhouse in rural Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson. Here, Georges Lopez teaches 13 students, ranging in age between 3 and 10, the old-fashioned way — with effort, attention and encouragement.