On The Way To School Movie Analysis

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The documentary film on the way to school was a very good film. I liked how at the beginning it states that “too often we forget how lucky we are to go to school”. That illustration really got me thinking that we who are able to go to school in America and many other developed countries truly are lucky. I myself need to realize the opportunity I have right now and how fortunate, and lucky I really am. I found this documentary to be very inspirational and motivating by the time I was done watching it. At the beginning it showed the child digging a hole in the ground to get water from the earth so he can have water for the day. Many people in America complain about drinking water at times, rather consuming a soda or beer in its place. People …show more content…
Many kids in America dread waking up at 7:00 let alone 8:00. These children where waking up at 5:30 to go to school while trying to steer clear of elephants and predators on their way to their destination. Every morning the children that where from Africa had to run 15 kilometers which was a two hour trip to their school. If that’s not tough then what is it? I also noticed that their faith in god through the tough times was very admirable. For Zahira the girl from Morocco every Monday it took her 4 hours to get to school, it also seemed that religion played a big role in her life as well as it did to those that surrounded her, including her family and friends. In fact it seemed to play a role in all the other children’s lives. Each of the children similarly had a lot of responsibility. Everyone in each of their families where counting on them and their success. Failure it looked like was not an option for them. They also sounded more excited about going to school than kids in America. This touching and inspiring documentary film showed me as well as many others the physical obstacles that some children must face every day simply to get to the classroom on …show more content…
The site as well as the documentary video illustrate the importance of education to children across the world. As George Washington Carver a famous American inventor once said, education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. Before seeing these statistics I didn’t know or even get the grasp of how many children around the world don’t have proper access to education. After reading the statistics education I realize is a very important and valuable commodity, just as important as water even, it is quintessential to our freedom and way of life. It’s great to know that some headway has been made with marvelous progresses being seen since the early two thousands. The all-encompassing measures to progress access to education, such as the abolition of tuition payments and the creation of new schools in many countries have helped the world move faster towards the ultimate goal of education for any and all. The statistics also showed the impact of war and its cancerous effect on children’s schooling. The Syrian civil war makes evident the overwhelming penalties that war can have on children’s education. By the early twenty first century the now war torn nation had finally attained universal primary enrolment. As the civil wars sphere of influence spread, the number of children and juveniles that were not

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