A documentary film by AIF Fellow, Chad Robertson
Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye: Knowledge is that which Liberates provides a fascinating look inside Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya (APV), an ashram and school in the Indian Himalayas dedicated to providing an holistic, child-centered education to the local village children. For APV, the true aim of education involves the cultivation of a creative and questioning mind. True education nurtures the multiple interests and intelligences of the child. It ensures a healthy emotional and physical development.
Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye winds us through a day in the life of the school; through the lush valleys and splendid mountain peaks of the Himalayas, through the tranquil villages and fertile fields. We will peer into classrooms and singing assemblies; we will sit in on peaceful meditation gatherings and see boisterous children at play. We will follow the children to their villages to see the rigors of mountain life and visit the ashram to learn more about community living. Through candid interviews with headmaster Anand Dwivedi, APV teachers, and students, we will come to see a more enlightened form of education and way of life.