by Yves Yersin
The inter-municipal school of Derrière-Pertuis is on a ridge of the Jura mountain range bordering Val-de-Ruz in the canton of Neuchâtel. Located in a hamlet where there are only five houses, at an altitude of 1153 meters, it is in the center of a region its inhabitants call «The Mountain», in a unique position in remote pastureland. In this enduring landscape, the furthest edge of the canton on the border of the Bernese Franches-Montagnes, Tableau noir chronicles life at the school over a year, focusing on the pupils, aged six to twelve, who share the same class, along with their successes and failures.
|international title:||Black Board|
|original title:||Tableau noir|
|directed by:||Yves Yersin|
|cinematography by:||Yves Yersin, Patrick Tresch|
|film editing:||Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Yves Yersin, Mamouda Zekrya|
|production:||Ateliers Merlin Sàrl, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse|