Class of 2001

English (subtitled), 29 min, 2001, India

Despite being a place for children, the primary school remains a space whose existence is determined almost entirely by adults and their perceptions. 'Class of 2001' catalogues the diversity of adult perceptions about the government primary school in India. Interweaving memory and experience, insight and emotion, it travels to regions where the neighbourhood primary school has established its place in children's daily routines. Following this adult perspective of the primary school across town and village, the film opens a window to the challenges and hopes, tensions and currents that exist around the idea of 'schooling'.

European Commission
Creative Crew
Hemant Chaturvedi
Madan S Rajan, Vani Subramanian
N Girija, P K Gopi, Ramesh Chandra Brijwasi, Shekhar Pathak
Awards and Screenings:

Screened at:
Second International Video Festival, IVFest, Thiruvananthapuram, 2003