Learning from the Intangible| 1hr : 04mins
Director: Alessandra Silver | Producer: The Learning Community
Focus Years: 2022 | Country: India
The world is crying out for change, in every area of human development.
How to redesign education with this specific evolutionary purpose?
This is a journey into Integral Education and the challenges between this dream of tomorrow and the reality: TLC unveils as a living experiment.
It is a film made in the utopian city of Auroville, founded by The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) and Sri Aurobindo, with the purpose to create a new humanity. This documentary truly captures the essence of the educational experience for children, creating space and opportunities to learn and expand their knowledge and experiential horizons. The “Free Progress” pedagogy and curriculum are embedded in a value system that enables “integral education” grounded in reality, culture, and virtues essential for the sustenance of the human and ecological spirit. The voices of parents and children in Auroville make the “intangible” actually “tangible”, and the film becomes a medium of inspiring educators and parents to engage with a process that will build a generation of citizens who would actualise “the psychic being”. The film is shot and edited to make for lived storytelling. As India moves forward to implement the New Education Policy 2020, this documentary can sensitise and inspire educational policymaking and practice to transform education. The words “nothing can be taught” stay with you beyond the 60-minute film.