The Hunting of the Snark

Author/Director François-Xavier Drouet
Producer The Kingdom
Country France
Length 95'
Year 2013

Filmed over a period of one year of life inside SNARK, a boarding school for troubled youths, with a self-managing project for non-repressive education. It is an inside view on the youths’ antisocial behavior and the staff’s difficult balancing act. Students/staff relationships wear to a frazzle. The need for repair is constant. All counseling is fraught with tension which can explode anytime.

As seasons pass, academic failure, violence and provocations reveal themselves for what they are: symptoms of scarred childhoods and family conflicts.


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