SWF Pop #3: Monsieur Lazhar
Shaken by the suicide of their teacher, a Year 6 class in Montreal receives an Algerian refugee – Bashir Lazhar – as their new substitute teacher. Unbeknownst to them, Bashir was driven by desperation. He fabricates his teaching qualifications but soon confronts cultural gaps and an unresponsive class still traumatised by the recent tragedy. As Bashir steps up to the challenge and becomes an inspiring educator who facilitates the healing process for the class, he struggles with his own grief and displacement in the world. The movie is a profoundly moving and universal coming-to-age story of compassion and the transformative power of teaching.
There will be a post-screening discussion featuring Singapore writers Verena Tay, Genevieve Wong, Yong Shu Hoong and Yeow Kai Chai, who is also the festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival.
This event is by pay-what-you-wish admission with free pre-event RSVP via Peatix. All proceeds go to The Projector in support of their creative entrepreneurship.
This is an SWF POP event jointly presented by Singapore Writers Festival, Ethos Books and The Projector.
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7PM
- The event description was updated. Diff 2015-06-23 10:14:34