Centrul Astra Film

 

 

Astra Film Festival

Alphabet

Erwin Wagenhofer | Austria | 2013 | 114'

Synopsis:

We’re living in times of sweeping changes, crises and disorientation. The financial system, energy, climate change, all the problems in these areas have one thing in common, they were created by humans, many of them educated at the world’s best universities and institutions.

Is this mess a side effect of their education, or the underlying attitudes and approach? Is the main problem the structure of our brains, and therefore the structure of our outdated thinking? We will never find the courage and inspiration to solve tomorrow’s problems by applying yesterday’s solutions!

Nowhere else is that fact so obvious as in our educational system, where the greatest opportunities and talents are eradicated by improper methods and forcing everyone into standardized molds.

In the future, education must abandon yesterday’s systematic preaching, instead, it should enrich students through diversity and variety.

And who will start this process if we don’t?!