THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD (2018)

What is the future of education in a networked world? Indian professor 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network of information a few clicks away, Mitra argues that the Victorian model on which our school systems are based is obsolete.

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 GangesDelta. As children encounter the internet for the first time, will they be able to use it to transform their futures?


Credits

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Producers: Al Morrow, Dan Demissie
Executive Producers: Ted Dintersmith, Tabitha Jackson, Stewart Le Marechal, Richard Ray Perez, Jonny Persey, Lynda Weinman

Details

2018  |  85’  |  UK