To Be and to Have

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To Be and to Have

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To Be and to Have

Release Date: August 28, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «An observation of the humanity of young people.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ARTE France Cinéma, Gimages 204, Maïa Films, Les Films d'ici
Director    :   Nicolas Philibert
Producers    :   Gilles Sandoz, Serge Lalou
Writers    :   Nicolas Philibert
RunTime    :   104 mins.
Budget    :   1000000

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.

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