The Majority Never Has Right on its Side is a film project about the Summerhill School in England, established in 1921 and still open. The school is known for its anti-authoritarian pedagogy built on the egalitarian principles of A.S. Neill, a socialist schoolmaster from Scotland often described as a “cynical utopian”. During this project I have been looking at the school today in relation to its image by researching and using the school’s film and video archive. The idea has been twofold: to trace a visual history of a place and to look at what can be described as a “utopian image,” how it might be constructed and what potentials and problems it might encompass.
3 Min abstract from 40 min, 4:3 HD Video, 2013