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On the Way to School

2015 NR 1h 17m DVD

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On the Way to School

2015 NR 1h 17m DVD
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This inspiring documentary follows four persevering school children from different corners of the world as they go to great lengths -- literally -- to obtain an education, overcoming disabilities and danger in the process.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
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age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that On the Way to School is a 2013 documentary in which four kids from different parts of the world -- Kenya, Morocco, Argentina, and India -- are filmed traveling tremendous lengths over difficult terrain to attend school. Not only should this put things into perspective for kids prone to complaining about going to school, but it also might even humble parents (or grandparents) fond of telling "When I was your age, I walked two miles to school each day" anecdotes. There is some peril -- a little girl sprains her ankle along the mountainous rocky terrain between her home and her school in Morocco, and two boys must run for cover when they fear that a herd of elephants is stampeding toward them. Overall, this documentary shows the difficulties many kids face simply to attend a school, something many families in more developed countries take for granted.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Peril for two kids in Kenya who must run across open spaces and avoid getting trampled by elephants. A little girl sprains her ankle along the mountainous rocky terrain between her home and her school in Morocco.


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Social Behavior

The importance of getting an education is shown by the kids who travel great lengths to attend the nearest school.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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