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School of Hope

    School of Hope / Toiveiden koulu

    Φινλανδία-Γαλλία-Μαρόκο-ΗΠΑ, 78′, 2020

    age recommendation: 10+

    Education in our fast-changing world is essential, especially when climate change is threatening the future of humanity. "School of Hope" follows the nomadic Oulad Boukais Tribe, whose children walk miles to a tiny schoolhouse, built by their parents, in the hope that education can prepare the next generation for new ways of life, when nomadic lifestyle is becoming impossible.

    Mohamed El Aboudi

    He was born in Morocco in 1961. He graduated from Bond University, Australia with a Master's degree in Film and Television. He currently resides in Finland, and was awarded in 2016 as the best and most experienced documentary director by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE in connection with the 10th anniversary of its multicultural services. His feature documentary, "Dance of outlaws", had its world premiere at Locarno International Film Festival, where it received the prize Premio Zonta Club Locarno.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Mohamed El Aboudi
    • screenplay: Mohamed El Aboudi
    • cinematography: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Marita Hällfors, Päivi Kettunen
    • editing: Lizi Gelber, Florence Bresson, Mohamed El Aboudi, Mikko Sippola
    • music: Richard Horowitz, Andrew Silagy
    • sound: Pietari Koskinen
    • producer:  Pertti Veijalainen
    • production company: Illume Ltd
    • original language:  Arabic


    • Netizen Mo (2016)
    • Dance of Outlaws (2012)
    • Vasen vartaloon (2010)