« The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. »

Meryl Streep


2 children die in France every day as a result of domestic violence. This is more than 700 children a year. If man is born “good”, how has it come to this?

Devastated by the gravity of this question, Michel Meignant and Mário Viana set off with their camera on a global journey seeking to understand the initiation and propagation of corporal punishment.
This is their story.


Human nature is inherently good
Research by Alice Miller, and more recently Olivier Maurel, supports the theory that human nature is good and that man is not born predisposed to violence or corruption.

The struggle against corporal punishment
Nowadays the practice of “educational” measures, such as smacking, threatening, screaming and denigration are all too often dismissed as harmless and commonplace and in some instances is positively encouraged. Such behaviour is known as “Corporal Punishment”. It is possible to provide a non-violent and caring upbringing, this is called “Positive Parenting”.

To protect our capacity for affection and empathy
Neuroscientific studies have proven that smacking and humiliating children have a negative impact on the development of their brain, especially on their capacity to recognise and feel the emotions of others and to develop lifelong harmonious relationships.

A worthwhile cause for the future of humanity
Given that corporal punishment has a propensity to lead to future violent behaviour, development of positive parenting plays a strong role in its prevention.


Association : Les parents d'amour



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by Luc Ulmi
LE TEMPS - Geneva
Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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touscoprod is a crowdfunding platform totally dedicated to the production of films and audiovisual projects. Touscoprod’s high quality achievements set it apart from the competition, with six selections in Cannes, two Oscar nominations and one Golden Bear award in Berlin, since its creation on the 20th January 2009.

We organise fundraisers in order to finance and distribute film and audiovisiual projects.

The term « coprod” (sponsor) refers to a person who supports one of the Touscoprod projects. These can be friends, relatives, friends of friends or just people attracted either to a particular theme or to the promising financial rewards. These financial sponsors are above all interested in seeing a project come to fruition.


More than 1000 Coprods today

We would like to thank the 1000 coprod sponsors who produced this film. You can always join us for the next part of this great adventure where we’ll produce an English version for festivals as well as a second episode.



Distribution : Why not become an ambassador?


We intend to keep going!
The time has come for this film to be widely distributed and shared.
We would like to spread this message far and wide in order to raise awareness of the importance of a loving upbringing within today’s society.

With this objective in mind, you can become an ambassador for as little as 10€, as such, we would ask you to organise a public or private screening of this film followed by a debate.

You will be assisted by the project’s team, contributors and members of the Association « Les parents d’amour » (Parents of Love).

A small gesture from you could lead to big changes in the world...

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