Case Studies/The Forbidden Education
The Forbidden Education (Spanish: La Educación Prohibida) is an independent documentary released in 2012. The film documents diverse alternative education practices and unconventional schools in Latin America and Spain and includes educational approaches such as popular education, Montessori, progressive education, Waldorf, homeschooling.
It became the first released movie in Spanish to be funded under a crowdfunding methodology. It was also highlighted by its distributed screening proposal that enabled a synchronized release in 130 cities in 13 countries with a total number of 18,000 viewers in a single day.
The film was released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. It was remixed in many ways and it is currently available in more than 10 languages.
The main aim of the project was to reach the biggest possible audience. As the movie was concived to be used as a tool for engaging discussions and debate, it is open to remixes and adaptations.
The movie was watched more than 3 millons of times in it's the first week after the release day. That day, it was screened in 113 cities of the world. It was downloaded in P2P networks and direct downloads almost 1 millons times.
By March of 2013 it reaches 10 millons of online reproductions and it reached all the biggest media in Latin America and Spain.