Accessibility Links

Children of Chance

1h 40m Documentary 2017

In the small local school of Cheratte, a former mining town, 11-year old students with and immigrant background are coming to the end of their primary school education with Brigitte. She is a dynamic teacher whose particular pedagogical approach aims to give these pupils a firm foundation to build on in this constantly changing world. Throughout the school year, the film follows these children, grandsons of miners, mainly Turks and Muslims. While some of their elders opt for identity closure, this film evokes the challenge awaiting these children to integrate into current society, in the face of terrorist attacks and harassment via social media.


Pascal Colson


Thierry Michel


French, English




Les Films de la Passerelle