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Epiphany Morgan

About Epiphany Morgan

Epiphany Morgan is the director of 365 docobites, an overly-ambitious project that has her travelling the world making 365 documentaries in 365 days sharing stranger’s short and shorter stories. Epiphany is an award-winning film-maker, having won best student director at the 2012 Australian Directors Guild Awards for her work on a documentary about the Kings Cross injecting room. Devoted to the arts as a form of expression, Epiphany sees creativity as a tool and as a source of knowledge, believing there’s a lot to learn from listening to people’s stories.

In a small village in Cambodia, Bunteng teaches the 365 docobites crew that every action you take, every skerrick of knowledge passed on, is important and can make a difference.

 

Sambor Village, Cambodia

I want to bring a better future

How many times do you think about helping others?

I am not sure whether the idea of thinking outside of one’s own needs and wants is confined to the few, but it does seem that it takes a special kind of courage to act on these thoughts.

Today’s docobite comes from Bunteng in Cambodia and is about creating a better future for others.

Bunteng knows very little English, but spends every afternoon surrounded by 30 to 40 children from his village who are eager to learn his knowledge.

“They come after school, every day all these kids come to my house and I try and help them learn English.”

Bunteng says once he learnt English he was “born again,” as it opened up a world of opportunity for his family and their future. Now he wants his entire community to begin thinking about their own futures and is trying to pass on what he has learnt in the hope of “bringing a better future and good luck to the next generation in my community.”

For three to four hours every day, Bunteng patiently shares his knowledge with his community, for no reward other than to see them learn and grow.

There may be a select few who are taking action to do what they can for their community’s benefit, but there is no reason why that number can’t expand, in all corners of our globe, in every community, no matter how small. Next time you consider how you could contribute to those around you, go for it, as Bungteng hopes others will learn from what he is doing. Remember that no matter how small an action you can take, or little knowledge you have to share, there is always somebody somewhere who can benefit from it.

 

The Big Smoke is proud to promote the adventures

of the 365 docobites crew

and will feature a “Stranger of the week” every Friday,

so check back each week to see

who you get to meet next!

#goodtimes

 

About 365 docobites

The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, are travelling across five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a “stranger a day” via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries.

Each docobite will be as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. Whether we’re with a stranger for a moment or a day, 365 docobites will capture the essence of that time in their life, humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful.

What do these people look like?

What do they think about?

What makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout?

What is life like for the strangers of the world?

 

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