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School Circles is an independent documentary that explores the practice of six democratic schools in the Netherlands. The film shows students, teachers and staff members coming together to dialogue, discuss proposals, mediate conflicts and make decisions about their school life.

These schools not only challenge the mainstream education, but also democracy as we know it. They put into practice Sociocracy, a method for collective organisation based on a systems perspective, in which the decisions are made by hearing all the voices and getting everyone’s consent.

School Circles connects the theory of sociocracy to its practice within schools, taking us to new possibilities of organising ourselves and our communities.

Release Date: September 2018 @ Vimeo On Demand
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes
Language: English/Dutch
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Japanese
Availability: Worldwide