The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
The Mind of a Child

The Mind of a Child

| 59 min
The Mind of a Child
Also available
Already paid to see this film?

How can children adapt and do more than survive in neighbourhoods where violence is common? How can they learn in schools where teachers have given up on them? This challenging documentary follows the successful work of Lorna Williams, who set out to help Indigenous children in Canada who are dropping out of school, losing hope, and committing suicide in terrifying numbers. Her search led her to Reuven Feuerstein, an Israeli psychologist who began his work with the children of the Holocaust.

  • director
    Gary Marcuse
  • script
    Gary Marcuse
  • producer
    Gary Marcuse
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • associate producer
    Lorna Williams
  • cinematography
    Kirk Tougas
  • sound
    Terence McKeown
    Gary Marcuse
    Eli Taragan
    Roger Stefackis
  • editing
    Paul Lievesley
  • re-recording
    Dieter Piltz
    Ewan Deane
  • animation
    Rubén Möller
  • music
    Henry Heillig



Pedagogical evaluations and study guides for this work are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.


Features designed specifically for teachers. Learn more

Already subscribed? Sign in

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset