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The Budapest Children's Railway PAL DVD

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The remarkable story of a railway line run by 10-14-year-old children. A Stalinist showcase turns out to be an unlikely educational gem, and a potent demonstration of the benefits of giving children real responsibility.


The Budapest Children's Railway shows why Hungarian parents still appreciate its educational values, and their children still dream of working on the trains...


Duration: 22min.  This film is also available as a digital download, as part of the Learning for Real compilation DVD, and our Learning for Real Screening Package.


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When communism collapsed in Hungary, most of its institutions disappeared too - but one socialist relic not only survived, but thrived. The Budapest Children's Railway tells the story of a real railway, transporting hundreds of thousands of paying passengers a year to nine stations in the hills overlooking the Hungarian capital - and ever since it opened in 1948, it has been staffed by 10-14-year-old children, who do everything but drive and maintain the locomotives.

 

Conceived as a Stalinist showcase, Budapest's Children's Railway was designed as a part of a communist Young Pioneer programme, but its educational excellence has ended up transcending politics. This unique institution has outlived the ideology that created it, because its values of self-discipline, self-organization and teamwork are universal and enduring..

 

The Budapest Children's Railway shows why Hungarian parents still appreciate its educational values, and their children still dream of working on the trains...

 

Duration: 22min.  This film is also available as a digital download, as part of the Learning for Real compilation DVD, and our Learning for Real Screening Package.

Formats: PAL with English subtitles
Duration: 22 minutes
Release Date: 2008

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