School Life - An Idyllic Education

For nearly 50 years, married couple Amanda and John Leyden have been standing at the front of classrooms at Ireland's Headfort School. The school's approach to education is one that centers on collaboration with students, allowing them to help guide the parameters of their own learning.
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What are therapeutic boarding schools?

Every year up to 100,000 students in the U.S. will spend time in a so-called "therapeutic boarding school," sometimes also referred to as "troubled teen facilities." In adulthood, a former student experiences a post-traumatic episode and decides to make a film investigating her experience at one of these schools in order to come to terms with the way it impacted her life and those of her classmates.
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Lead's Continuing Impact on Our Communities

In 1922 every member country of The League of Nations signed a ban on lead-based paint, except one: The United States.
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Exploring Trauma's Influence on Modern Society

The Wisdom of Trauma positions trauma as a root cause to ailments both mental and physical, as well as societal. 

The film follows celebrated doctor Gabor Maté, a retired physician, bestselling author, and Holocaust survivor. Dr. Maté now devotes his time to educating about trauma, what causes it, its impacts, and how it might be worked through.
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