One of the things I like about teaching English is the fact that any subject may come up during the class, and that´s OK: it´s language practice.
This is what happened today:
And then I remembered one of the hardest films I´ve ever seen where children are the ones who search for mines; one of my students, Margarita, had also seen it but neither of us could remember the title...Some of the students in the class were shocked to hear that children did actually do this kind of jobs...
Turtles Can Fly was the first film to be made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein and it was directed by a Kurdish Iranian filmmaker.
If you want to watch the whole film, watch this trailer first, but, remember, it is one of the toughest stories you´ll probably see - and I wouldn´t recommend it for people under 16: