It's the first day of classes. The students at Sacré-Coeur primary school, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, are about to experience an adventure that most children their age can't even imagine. They'll be learning French, math, history and music.
Filmmaker Michel Lam documents this unique experience over an entire academic year. Returning to the school where he himself learned piano and cello, he trains his camera lens on the journeys of three children, recording the events of each day without narration or commentary except for brief interview excerpts. We discover how learning about music structures these young minds, developing their sensibilities and their curiosity, sense of autonomy and emotional intelligence. This gentle and powerful work shows how arts teaching can do so much for children's education and development.