Six Months to Salvation

  • Mon Oct 2
Six Months to Salvation

introduced by director Lorenzo Benitez ’19

Lorenzo Benitez

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, providing a unique understanding of “voluntourism,” cultural appropriation and cultural change.

color DCP
1 hour 37 minutes
release year/country
2016 USA