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On the Way to School

On the Way to School
  • 2009
  • Turkey/Netherlands 2009
  • 81 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Orhan Eskiköy, Özgür Doğan
  • Written by: Orhan Eskiköy, Özgür Doğan
  • Language: Turkish

Affectionate documentary filmed over the course of a year, about a recently graduated primary school teacher who arrives in a remote village in Turkish Kurdistan with no running water, a relaxed approach to school attendance and pupils who only speak Kurdish - a language prohibited by the government.

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