In certain regions of Cambodia, naturally-occurring Arsenic poisons the water in the wells and streams that people drink from. This poisoned water causes them to develop illnesses like arsenicosis, which results in death. 74 % of all deaths in Cambodia comes from water-borne diseases.
One of the many projects that RDI is currently undertaking is a TV studio, in which they produce documentaries, cartoons and short films to educate the population, particularly children. I will be working with the studio, teaching a 2-week long Film-making workshop which will cover the basics of storytelling, layout, character design and animation. My sister will be involved in building projects.
Needless to say, I am shaking with excitement, fear, apprehension, delight, uncertainty, joy, nervousness and every other intense emotion that comes with a trip of this magnitude.
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