School of Life

Szkoła życia

  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 48 x 39’
  • Genre: PEOPLE
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2013

Szkoła życia (School of Life), fictionalized series, draws on problems of contemporary schools affecting students, parents and teachers. The situation of Polish schools becomes a hot issue on and off with press stories giving an insight into the unknown school reality which sometimes shocks the public. Public television should take part in or even spark off such debates in order to shape a positive environment and to fulfil its social duties.

Each episode tells a complete story of problems encountered by a student, teacher or parent, identifying the root causes of the problems and suggesting possible ways out of the crisis. Each episode is set in a different Polish city or town to create the feeling of closeness with its viewers. For greater credibility of the story, the cast includes non-professional actors. In the final minutes of each episode a psychologist rounds up the events, points out mistakes of each party to the conflict and suggests some more appropriate responses.

School of Life attractively combines the formula of a fictionalized series with pro-community activities which include building risk awareness, social education, instruction on how to deal with crisis situations, and reinforcing people’s trust in public institutions.

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