being and becoming


life. it’s just life.

Being and Becoming explores the concept and ultimately the choice of not schooling children, but of trusting and letting them learn freely what they are truly passionate about. The filmmaker’s journey of discovery takes us through the US, Germany (where it’s illegal not to go to school), France and the UK. This film is a quest for truth about the innate desire to learn.
Trailer Music: Variation on Schumann Kinderszenen by Jay Gottlieb.

being and becoming site

Being and Becoming – Trailer from pourquoi pas productions on Vimeo.


on dvd release date – early 2015:


director: Clara Bellar


film review (oct 2016) via Pat Farenga:


Being and Becoming (@BABfilm) tweeted at 5:43 AM – 1 Aug 2018 :
Océane, 18, who was 25 in Being and Becoming / Etre et Devenir – Film, post-screening yesterday in Plum Village, talking about her college experience.
Next to her you can see Louve, 7, who was a baby in the film! (