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We had a really successful screening in Bristol at the Steiner Academy, which is in a beautiful building called St. Matthias. The theatre was spacious and it was very exciting for me to see the film on a big screen!

After the film, we had a fascinating discussion with Wendy Ellyat and Agnes Javor from the More than a Score Campaign in Bristol and Bath. We posted a Facebook Live video here of the discussion after. We found out later that we needed to record portrait – so hope you don’t get a sore neck watching this!

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The highlights for me were the coming together of people in the audience that work in all areas of education, and how in this, people are united in trying to make a better world for children.

And it is really serious as children’s lives are worth so much more than a bad governmental decision about how to evaluate schools…

I’m looking forward to taking the film around to other venues and talking to more people. Although I am just a filmmaker…and the real changes need to happen politically…

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There is a Screening being organised for Freedom to Learn next week in Bristol. I am hoping that lots of people come and we have an interesting chat after. It’s always my favourite part of a screening. Usually I am sitting and squirming during the film, but love people’s reactions after!!

Come down if you are in Bristol or Bath.

We have invited the More than a Score and Let Kids be Kids local groups, who I hope are coming, which is great news, as I would love the film to help get behind their campaigns…

I have finally begun the finishing processes on my latest film – Freedom to Learn. It is another subject close to my heart, this time looking at education and how a childhood is being taken away from our children increasingly, in this fast paced competitive world.

As a home educator myself, I wanted to try to make a film that gave a more nuanced view of what home education was and why people might choose to take their child’s education into their own hands.

It follows on nicely from Babyhood, as again it is trying to help us to look at the child’s perspective, rather than loosing ourselves in our adult minds and logic.

Here is a link to the trailer, and I will be updating here as to the release dates and where you will be able to see it. I am imagining that community screenings will be the first way to see it, so please get in touch if you would like to host one!

Freedom to Learn from kate jangra on Vimeo.