Post 9 in a weekly series.
So, I’m not posting a video of a teacher riding to work on a horse because I think that American teachers should commute to work on horseback, nor am I suggesting that teachers here should be grateful that they don’t have to commute on horseback. A technologically-advanced society cannot sustain itself as Kyrgyzstan does.
Achievement as we define it – and as existing conditions require even if we did not define it – demands far more.
I’m posting the video because it’s illustrative of effort. It’s affecting – and it is affecting – because it’s a simple story, told mostly by actions recorded.
That’s what film and video do: they allow one to show something compelling, in only a few minutes, without even many words. A few day-in-the-life videos, easily posted and replayed (on websites or phones) would emphasize unquantifiable – but compelling – work.
See, A Snowy Trek On Horseback To Teach School @ Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and along these lines, Video & Liveliness.
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