August 2019 – Deep inside humanity is a long-term project, in which we follow four children, in four different countries, in their first year of school. Supported by Telefilm, the SODEC, the Québec Council for the Arts, the city of Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, the filming has finally begun! The 2019-2020 school year will be devoted to filming in the Quebec City region, then Nepal will follow in April 2020 and finally Haiti and Palestine, respectively in August and September 2020. This film should appear on our screens during the year 2022!
Here is the synopsis:
Four grade-one children who were born the same, but each day grow apart through of their relationship to the world. It’s back to school everywhere on the planet. In Quebec, Émile looks forward to boarding his first yellow school bus. In Palestine, Soraida and her mother walk anxiously in front of the military post leading to her new school. In Nepal, Kusum shyly eats her meager snack sitting among children she does not know, and in the Haitian countryside, Junior proudly waves to his grandfather who will be his first teacher. From morning rushes to playgrounds squabbles, to the solemn silence of a first exam, this film portrays a child’s view on the adult he will become, as well as an adult’s view on the child he wishes he still were.