GREEN SCHOOL, A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEARNING
Director(s): Carine LEFEBVRE-QUENNELL – Writer(s): Carine LEFEBVRE-QUENNELL Contact Print page
In the jungle of Bali, there is a bamboo cathedral surrounded by bamboo huts: this is Green School, the "most ecological school in the world".
Green School students learn by doing. Immersed in nature, they learn to think, to meditate, to question the world. The stakes are high: facing the problems of our modern societies and our endangered planet. And that means learning how to take care of yourself and others.
That’s the ambition of this extraordinary school!
The director of this film spent a year there with her family and filmed the school’s college section, a crucial moment of adolescence.
The film shares with us a year rich in emotion and adventures...
!! Background info to Green School in bali:
Set up in 2008 by John Hardy, a successful Canadian business man, visionary genius and a committed ecologist. The school exists without any outside institutional funding. Most families are Western, only around 10% of the students are Balinese, often from the surrounding villages, who receive scholarships to attend. Western families come initially for a year, often with the idea of going back, renewed and refreshed with a newly found desire to learn, and a new philosophy about life to take back to the west.
Click here to read more in this article in the NYT .