The School In The Cloud

Director: Jerry Rothwell | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2018 | Length: 85 min
Language: English with English subtitles

What is the future of education in a networked world? TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. With a global network of information a few clicks away, Mitra argues that the Victorian model on which our school systems are based is obsolete. His controversial TED Talks have been viewed millions of times.

The School In The Cloud follows a three year experiment as Mitra installs unmanned internet kiosks in locations ranging from remote villages in West Bengal to a school in north east England, to enable children to self-organise their learning.

Jerry Rothwell’s film explores the impact of Sugata’s work, predominantly through the experience of children in the remote Indian village of Korakati in the Ganges Delta. As children encounter the internet for the first time, will they be able to use it to transform their futures?

Official selection, DOC NYC, 2018

Official selection, Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2018

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