This film documents a long-term study by Dr. Mária Vincze, in which she observes a group of children living together at the Pikler Institute in Budapest. The children are three months of age at the beginning of the study and two-and-a-half years old at the end. Dr. Vincze observes the children as they live, play and develop in a secure and trusting environment. The children are observed playing in their familiar surroundings without any interference or alteration in the course of their daily activities. The viewer is engaged in a dynamic search for understanding, which results in invaluable insights into the Piklerian way of being with children.
Mária Vincze, Geneviève Appell
Hungarian Pikler-Lóczy Association