Vallen en StaanLauranne Van den Heede

In Antwerp, Rona (6), Rayan (8), and Ella (11) embark on their own journey through primary school. Rona takes initial steps into language and math, while Ella nears the end of her primary education. Amid diverse backgrounds, they collectively navigate growth and self-discovery against the school's backdrop.

The narrative unfolds as they grapple with identity, self-knowledge and skill development. Despite the school's nurturing efforts, challenges emerge, and the children explore the world with wide-eyed wonder, occasionally crossing paths on the playground or during lunch. As emotions run high, dedicated tutors guide them through obstacles, capturing resilience and determination. A recurring motif weaves through the narrative—the evaluation meeting. These conversations unravels the child’s emotions, personal and academic growth, strengths, and areas needing attention. These revelations evoke a spectrum of emotions, mirroring the complex tapestry of childhood and education.

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Directed by Lauranne Van den Heede
2024 36 min.
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