Dare to Care

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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Film Credits

producer
Mike Hawley
Darcy Van Poelgeest
director
Mike Hawley
Darcy Van Poelgeest
photographer
Mike Hawley
Darcy Van Poelgeest
co-producer
Wanda Cassidy
editor
Mike Hawley
Darcy Van Poelgeest
music
Matthew Rogers
set designer
Andy Chambers
location sound
Mike Hawley
Darcy Van Poelgeest
sound mix
Mike Hawley
graphics
Peter DeBay
makeup
Jessica Steblyk
participant
Heesoon Bai
Kumari Beck
Wanda Cassidy
Heather McAllister
Kel McDowell
Sue Montabello
Joan Parsonson
Christie Whitley

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