***UPDATE*** – This morning news was given (source: The Tyrrhenian Sea) that the screening of the film was canceled precisely because it was “not suitable for children under 13” (but even this threshold is too low for us) and the same film replaced with another film.
Next January 12, at 2.30 pm, it will be screened in the Scuola Media “L. Viani” in Viareggio the controversial film entitled “Tomboy”, which translated means “tomboy”.
The choice to propose in a school with pupils from 11 to 13 years old this film causes discussion and why is easy to say. The work by director Céline Sciamma tells the story of Laure, a 10-year-old girl who, with her hair cut short and dressed in sportswear, is mistaken for a boy. And so it will be: a bit for fun and a bit as a joke the little girl begins to be called by his friends Michael and will continue to be treated as such even from her best friend, who, thinking of her as a boy, will also end up kissing her. All until, after a fight with a peer, her mother discovers the truth. A shocking discovery that convinces the young woman to change. From that moment on, the little girl will present herself to others for who she really is, Laure.
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As per the law, fortunately we say, the screening of the film will take place in extracurricular hours and, thank God, at least in this circumstance parental informed consent was requested. Parents who, however, having understood the issue, have decided to express their perplexities and denounce the increasingly invasive and “oppressive” presence of certain issues within schools.
Concern is naturally directed to the new generations subjected to constant and continuous stress in this society that constantly lacks respect for them, regarding growth paths and choices related to their intimate sphere. Sex education courses, media overload and social media overdose: a pressure that intimately marks young people, forced, as children or little more than children, to deal with problems experienced more deeply by adolescents at the most.
The question that arises is: is there really a need to bring topics such as sexuality into middle schools and even into primary schools? And beyond, because this is what we talk about: there really is a need to bring these issues to their most extreme readingcontroversial, against nature, touching on topics such as homosexuality and gender ideology?
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The point is always the same: how interested can a nine, ten, eleven year old child be in a theme like this? Isn’t it a stretch with respect to the priorities that a child, because he is such, has at that age? Isn’t it a violence to impose these theories and make such young children perceive them? Isn’t it rather the will or whim of adults to ensure that these issues are addressed in the school environment and addressed so early? In this case, the film is recommended by Netflix to an audience of at least 13 years of age. Even if it still seems like a low threshold to access the content, there will probably be a reason. For children just out of primary school, however, it is far too much.
Even here, then, a reflection arises spontaneously: how are these issues treated even within the school environment? Is there the right preparation of the teachers, perhaps at 360 degrees on the subject, or rather does the intransigent ideological will prevail? An ideological will that would in any case force the majority of younger people to get to know a reality far from their daily lives. Who knows when adults will learn to listen to children.
Film about gender girl in an Italian middle school. Here’s what’s happening