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Kumu Documentary. School Life / In Loco Parentis

Kumu Documentary. School Life / In Loco Parentis

Time: 18.10.17  18:00–19:05
Location: Kumu auditorium
Price: Free of charge

Dir Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane
Ireland, Spain 2016, 99 min
In English and Spanish with English subtitles

Introduction by Heiki Raudla.

A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary boarding school in Ireland. Headfort School, housed in an 18th Century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and Amanda Leyden’s life. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Math, the Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For Amanda the key to connecting with children is books and she uses any means to engage the minds of her young charges with literature. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds but now they must start making preparations for their retirement? What will keep them young if they leave?