France, Mexico / In Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi (English subtitles),
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Threat of physical harm)
On the Way to School is the story of: Jackson, 11, who lives in Kenya and twice a day he and his younger sister walk 10 miles through a savannah populated by wild animals; Carlito, 11, rides more than 11 miles twice a day with his younger sister, across the plains of Argentina, regardless of the weather; Zahira, 12, lives in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains and takes an exhausting walk on foot along punishing mountain paths awaits her before she and her two girlfriends can reach their boarding school; Samuel, 13, lives in India and the 2.5 miles he has to travel each day are an ordeal, as he doesn't have the use of his legs so his two younger brothers have to push him all the way to school in a makeshift wheelchair.
Monday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m.
Southwest Branch, LFPL