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A visit to a school without fixed rules, where students study as they wish, and are their own masters. A co-educational English boarding school, Summerhill was founded by Alexander Neill a half-century ago. In the film he explains his objectives, and from the activities of the children at work and play can be seen how his methods work. School, he says, should put preparation for life ahead of learning.

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Summerhill, Dennis Miller, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Dennis Miller
  • photography
    Dennis Miller
  • producer
    Cecily Burwash
  • editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon

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    Wow. It's been a long time since I thought about Summerhill. Looked it up. It still exists.

    None, 5 Feb 2020