The first documentary to explore the full consequences of "voluntourism" is coming to Cornell Cinema for a one-time FREE screening, with an intro by Watermargin's very own Director Lorenzo Benitez (A&S '19).
Seven volunteer English teachers from Australia gradually confront the colonial implications of their work in rural Thailand. Over the course of six months, they contend with their inexperience as teachers, the omnipresence of Westernisation, and the ambiguity of their purpose. Directed by one of the volunteers, 'Six Months to Salvation' is a self-reflexive documentary about language, landscape and idealism lost.
Trailer: u16.co/6m2s | 97 mins | Presented by Cornell Cinema & u16.co
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Come and see this movie directed by one of Watermargin's newest members!