One of the most important documentaries this year deals with creativity, education, pedagogy and the disappearance of the aesthetic subjects in modern schools. It also comes with a sharp critique of the PISA programme and how PISA is used - or rather abused - by politicians with an exaggerated belief that use of grades are the only possible way to make young students become good citizens. Equal parts journalistic investigation and scathing polemic, ALPHABET is a passionate critique of modern education.
A Q&A session with director Erwin Wagenhofer will be held at the screenings September 28. and September 29.
Thursday September 25, 18.00, Litteraturhuset Forskningsdagene: Skole og utdanning -
entusiasme eller dressur?
Tuesday September 30, 16.00, Chagall Talks about the film with director Erwin Wagenhofer and professor emeritus Ulf Lundgren after the screening at 12.45. Read more
Erwin Wagenhofer (Austria, 1961) Filmography: LET'S MAKE MONEY (2008), WE FEED THE WORLD (2005)