Documentary filmmakers, Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, travel the world to chronicle children as they answer life’s biggest questions. The series is still in production, but every few weeks we receive exclusive updates with extraordinary footage from far away locations.
Children’s Words is an extraordinary project covering nearly three years of research. When completed in 2020, the result will be an extensive collection of educational shorts that show children from all around the world as they discuss 50 major philosophical questions. There are currently 29 episodes which have been edited and are available at DocsOnline. Most notable is the educational value of the series. Both directors are educators and appropriate course materials are supplied with each episode. The series can easily be incorporated into any teaching program. Please contact us for additional information.
About the Directors
PASCALE LILOT is a teacher and has an MBA in philosophy. Married to Jean-Denis, she joins him in the educational and creative activities at the Clerheid School. She runs philosophy workshops for children and teenagers.
JEAN-DENIS is a painter and sculptor by training. His artisitic background, however, is only a means for him to act in the field of education. He founded the Clerheid School to carry out a specific educational project based on values such as listening, openness to others, creativity, … This attitude is very much reflected in the series.
In this 25x3min series, children from different continents around the world answer life’s deepest questions. The series is part of a philosophical workshop organized by the directors to discover the meaning of life through questions children ask themselves. So during the workshop, a participating group of children is asked to come up with several significant questions, one of which is chosen. Episode-1 takes you to Morocco where children in their intimate surroundings are asked – Why do you live? The beauty of the series lies in the fact that the answers go far beyond the children’s cultural framework and innocently disclose the human values that connect us all.