As a motorcycle taxi driver in Battambang, Cambodia, Rany was accustomed to waiting for customers. But in 1999, foreign visitors were rare—even unimaginable. In this video, you’ll hear how Rany’s English studies paid off, and how the resulting motorcycle tour was a dream Cambodian travel experience for visitor and driver alike.
A note from our curator David Conover on why he chose this video:
“We each encounter local people overseas like Rany. Hopefully, the encounter moves us. But how does each encounter move the person we meet? Here the filmmaker captures the amazingly expressive Rany as he reflects on his first contact. I love it!”
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