Directed by Benjamin Poumey


Assistant Director : Alexa Andrey


Image : Séverine Barde, Raphaël Frauenfelder, Erika Irmler, Nicolas Wagnières, Julien Roby


Sound : Masaki Hatsui, Nicolas Binggeli, Martin Stricker, Charles Menger


Editing : Damián Plandolit


Sound Editing / Sound Mixing : Martin Stricker


Screening Format : DCP 2K / HD File


Sound : 5.1 / 2.0


Length : 112 minutes


Contact : Benjamin Poumey

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Feature documentary directed by Benjamin Poumey



LIDF – London International Documentary Festival 2020

Social World Film Festival – La notte del Cinema 2021 (IT)



“Leave the child the time and space to live his childhood” is the motto of La Madeleine des Enfants, a daycare nursery in downtown Geneva. Everyday, from 7am to 7pm, more than a hundred children are accompanied towards individual autonomy and collective life by a team of fifty professionals. A year of immersion behind these stone walls to explore how the first steps in society are made, how this small world reflects and reacts to the fast evolving one outside, how a whole institution struggles to leave children the space and time to live their childhood.