Ely is a teacher in a primary school in Quito, Ecuador. Like thousands of other teachers, she rings the school bell every morning. But unlike her colleagues, she seems to be amused ; happy ; motivated. And she really is, because to be honest, Ely is the best teacher I've ever had in front of my camera. VVOB, a Flemish organization in trying to promote a better kind of education at school in developing countries, asked me to follow Ely for one day, from the moment she got up till the moment she finishes her homework late afternoon. Ely is one of the first teachers in Ecuador to use new tools to sharpen kids minds. Most of those tools are flown in from Belgium, as is the flemish teacher Anneleen that is supporting Ely as well as her school.
Shot in mini dv format and edited on Adobe Premiere.