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Breathe & Meditate



autumn series



Every month we screen a film focused on early childhood; chosen by us in order to start conversations and inspire action, each thought-provoking documentary in the series is followed by a group discussion.

A series of truly uplifting and unmissable films for parents and educators.


Each film will be followed by a discussion led by Charlotte Awdry, Founder of  Enriching Environments, Montessori Educator and Narrator. Visit her website - you can find her on Instagram and Facebook @enrichingenvironments


All parents and caregivers are welcome. This session will be a reflective one so in order to maximize the benefits for all participants we request that this is adults only. (Babes in arms are of course welcome). Please note that the Kids Club is available for your little ones to enjoy while you join the sessions.

Time: Saturday - 2:30pm - 5:00pm 

Venue: Hilton Al Habtoor City Studio

Joining Fee: AED 38 

screening schedule

  • 20 October 2021: Childhood (Barndom) - (2017)

Our first film in the Autumn series focuses on the magic of play in early childhood.


Barndom (Childhood) is a close encounter with the importance of play and fantasy in childhood, and how playing is vital for the well-being of children. Childhood tells a crucial story about children’s needs, in a time when playing is increasingly marginalized. This is an observational documentary that follows the children in Aurora Kindergarten aged 1 to 7 years throughout a year. A quiet and life-affirming film, it is deeply provocative because it draws up a whole different perspective on what children truly need than what is the current norm.

  • 22 November 2021: Inside Montessori (2018)

The second film in our Autumn series looks to an educational method created one hundred years ago, that can best serve us in the future.


A fascinating documentary that reframes the educational method conversation toward creating learning environments that allow children to achieve their full potential. The proven, developmental and child-centered practices of Montessori education can support ALL children, regardless of background and learning style, in having the opportunities to flourish in learning and in life.

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