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Judith Grumbach

Réalisatrice du documentaire "Une Idée Folle"

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

After five years working for a large company’s marketing department as a photography director for EGOÏSTE magazine, Judith Grumbach directed Une Idée Folle, her first documentary in 2016.

Shot in nine different schools, public and private, from kindergarten to junior high all across France, Une Idée Folle raises the question of school in the 21st century. Which challenges will tomorrow’s citizens have to face, and how can we prepare them? It is by cultivating empathy, creativity, cooperation and initiative or even self-confidence and critical thinking, all the while teaching fundamentals, that teachers dream of training a future generation of thriving and responsible citizens who will want to positively change the society they live in?


LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

The documentary was shot all around France.


IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

We have received 650 requests for screenings in 28 different countries, and organized 120 public screenings between March and July 2017. The documentary trailer has reached 1 million views on Facebook and over 18,000 shares.


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

Here is a quote that best describes those I like to shoot: “Those who show people what brings them together beyond what divides them, and renew faith in higher humanity, will always be necessary” Stefan Zweig