“Approaching the Elephant” is a new documentary that puts the idea of free schooling to the test. In the film, director Amanda Wilder follows the daily activities of one such school where classes are not mandatory and a democratic system of voting is in place that determines rules. Wilder is there every step of the way for the school’s opening year, observing the behavior of those there and watching how this system effects those involved.
The film debuted at the True/False Film Festival in February of last year and most recently showed at International Film Festival in Rotterdam. It’s set to be screened next at the Made in NY Media Center from February 20 to 26.
Check out the exclusive trailer below: