8 November 2016 - 16.30-18.00


Doing Nothing All Day

palais de l'Europe - room 8

Doing Nothing All Day follows a fictitious mother’s search for the ideal school for her son, visiting private and public schools in Israel, Germany and the UK that offer self- determined learning spaces through democratic structures. Meet eminent experts in the field, including Yaacov Hecht, founder of the first democratic school in Israel, Prof. Wolfgang Edelstein, co-founder of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, neurobiologist Gerald Hüther and several students, teachers and lecturers. The team led by Margarete Hentze and Yuval Tzafrir, with Sanne Kurz on camera, aims to contribute to the discussion on education. 



palais de l'Europe - room 7

If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth $9,000. What's more, women aren't allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true?

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