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Winner of the " Making a Difference Award - Best Documentary Under 30 minutes " at the Global Community Film Festival - (Toronto 2010)
What kind of young person do we want to produce at the end of a 12-year education? This is the question that leading experts in both education and philosophy are looking to answer.

In a series of interviews with Dr. Wanda Cassidy, Dr. Heesoon Bai and other practicing educators, Dare to Care: Transforming Schools through the Ethics of Care takes a critical and contemplative look at education in the western world.

Have we put relationships at the bottom of the agenda and made test scores and discipline the focuses of our schools? Has a “factory” approach to educating our children created a difficult environment for teachers struggling to keep up with a curriculum-based paradigm? How would an environment based on the ethics of care look and how do we get there?

Dare to Care explores the many challenges that arise when we try to create a more caring school environment and shows the evolution of the western education model. This film empowers the audience to further explore the issues for themselves.

Written and directed by Mike Hawley and Darcy Van Poelgeest, Dare to Care combines High Definition, stock footage and super 8mm film to offer an engaging and artistic educational video.

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2008, 29 min 20 s