The Most Dangerous Ways To School

Synopsis

Facing the most extreme conditions, the children in this series must march, climb or swim their way to school. In doing so, they fear neither brutal cold nor dangerous terrain. They must conquer floods and face wild animals. And yet they have only one goal in sight: a better life. But the path towards this goal is a breath-taking mixture of adventure and danger. These children have the most spectacular and most dangerous way to school in the world: sometimes the most beautiful as well...

This series captivates through a unique mixture of breath-taking scenery, enormous struggle and danger coupled with childlike curiosity, happiness and inquisitiveness. Everyday routine meets the spectacular. For most, getting to school is just a routine; for these children, it can be a brutal challenge. The difficult, often dangerous way to school, dramatically shows just what some people are prepared to overcome in the hope of a better life. In the midst of the breathtaking nature on one side and the challenges that face the children on the other, it becomes uniquely clear how important the opportunity of education is for so many people in the world. The series will accompany the schoolchildren from some of the world’s most remote locations; The Himalayas, Kenya, Nepal, Oymyakon in Russia and Peru; beginning with their living environment and continuing over the way to school until they reach their goal. It will take its viewers on an adventure to some almost impossible to reach destinations, where the students navigate the narrow path between survival and the thirst for knowledge.

Info

Documentary Sub-Genre

Cultural / Social

Production Company

Maximus Film

Seasons

1: SIBERIA, HIMALAYA, KENYA, LAKE TITICACA, NEPAL
2: ETHIOPIA, NICARAGUA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, MONGOLIA, MEXICO

Year of Production

Season 1: 2013
Season 2: 2015

Duration

Season 1: 5 x 60min in HD
Season 2: 5 x 60min in HD