A Teaching Experience strings together memories collated during a five-week spell at a government school in rural Thailand by a volunteer English teacher. In the mornings during lessons the children were just students. After school however they became guides and offered a glimpse into their childhoods. Together they explored temples, paddy fields and sunflower gardens that dotted the main road. The landscape was their natural playground, children bounced around barefooted in the paddy fields, threw stones into the far distance, crossed small streams and played fetch with dogs that often ran faster than they could. A reminder of the importance of time spent away from school.
Part of the “Short Films” screening.