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To Be and to Have
Release Date: August 28, 2002
|Slogan||:||«An observation of the humanity of young people.»|
|Production Companies||:||Gimages 204, Les Films d'ici, ARTE France Cinéma, Maïa Films|
|Producers||:||Gilles Sandoz, Serge Lalou|
The documentary's title translates as "to be and to have", the two auxiliary verbs in the French language. It is about a primary school in the commune of Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson, Puy-de-Dôme, France, the population of which is just over 200. The school has one small class of mixed ages (from four to twelve years), with a dedicated teacher, Georges Lopez, who shows patience and respect for the children as we follow their story through a single school year.