How do we look at children ? Which principles are behind our education and how do education and punishment relate to each other in a society that wants to produce dutiful citizens ? Theatre maker Léa Drouet examines how certain ideas can suffocate children and youngsters, or on the other hand actually let them breathe freely.
In J'ai une epée Drouet looks how children are approached and viewed by institutions that are supposed to protect and educate them. Which frames do they handle, and are these attuned to the worlds that children imagine ?
In a set of glistening cloths you recognize various places : a landscape, a hut, a school, a town. At the tempo of children the spectator hops from story to story. You reflect on the treatment of children by media, police and justice. You hear anecdotes about monsters and brave heroes, as Drouet and her daughter tell each other. All for kids !