6 Weeks to Mother's Day

2017 [THAI]

Action / Documentary

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Thai 2.0
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1 hr 33 min
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Thai 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 33 min
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Reviewed by catafuentes-341766 / 10

Democatic and Joyful Education

School-orphanage in rural Thailand, home for 150 children who can develop life skills, self-respect and learn academic subjects they choose. The democratic model and daily routines unfold with joy and amusement in an atmosphere of love and patience. The school meeting, an empowering practice maintains their own judiciary process to address complaints within their community. Students and teachers vote on punishments and exemplar activities. The preparation of mother's day celebration takes us through various school activities and includes former students. They all express love and gratitude, filling our hearts with optimism.

Reviewed by JGReviews10 / 10

A Must Watch Uplifting Documentary

6 Weeks to Mother's Day is a remarkable documentary. I feel like sometimes people aren't as willing to watch a film on people who aren't celebrities or like themselves, but documentaries like these always end up feeling so rewarding and enlightening since you get exposed to new people and places.

The story concerns a school of orphan children deep in the jungle of Thailand who are going to celebrate their principal (known as "Mother") for half a lifetime of service. However, this school, these students, and Mother are particularly unique. The school is a democratic school, which is something I wasn't familiar with prior. The children are given a wide range of independence, largely govern themselves, and they seem to be thriving in that environment. The students at this school also have some challenging backgrounds, with some having to overcome abuse in their pasts. There's a complex and emotional scene at one point in the film where twins meet their birth parents for the first time and it is very powerful. The "Mother" of these students also has own remarkable backstory to tell since she has had to work incredibly hard and devote so much of herself to her students, while still carving out a unique and unconventional path to do so.

As for the filmmaking side of things, the director and his crew deserve a lot of credit for their efforts. It's commendable that they were even able to find the story of this school that is located deep in the Thai jungle. The film is well shot, featuring gorgeous locations. Between the pacing, shots of the jungle, and the demeanor of those at the school, the film has almost a relaxing quality to it that felt like a really nice change of pace since I'm watching during the coronavirus pandemic. The film also feels unmanipulated and observational, yet still incredibly personal. You really feel like you get a sense for these children and their teachers (mothers/fathers) by the end of the film. It's also impossible to not be moved by the emotions of the students and even alumni who come to honor their Mother at the end of the film because she is/was such a significant figure in their lives.

6 Weeks to Mother's Day is a must watch uplifting documentary that will make the world seem a little bit kinder and more nurturing after having watched it. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by williamgway9 / 10

Solid Doc

This a solid documentary that succeeds without profiling a famous athlete or celebrity. If you watch this you will be better educated and have your heart warmed along the way give it a watch. Wonderfully set in Thailand, the 'cast' are extraordinary in their efforts and accomplishments.

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