School of Nature: The Children of the Satoyama

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Film & Other Media

Mar 201012

Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor
Chicago, Illinois, 60605
United States

The Kisarazu Community Nursery School is a childcare facility located in a cultivated woodland in an urban area of Chiba Prefecture. The film looks at how the schoolchildren grow up in a dialogue with nature over a period of one and a half years. In an age when many people believe that children should be raised in a safe, secureand clean environment, Eijyu Miyazaki, the director of the nursery school, has declared that “children will not grow up healthy unless they get injured, covered in mud and play rough and physical games.” He carries out his own unique method of childcare, and the preschoolers get covered in mud, eat wild nuts and interact with animals. Fights break out frequently, and the children display unrestrained emotions. Through all this, they learn to help one another and to think about others, and acquire communication skills and grow up to be strong…

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intrepidmouse . Atualizado em Out 10, 2010 4:05 p.m.


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