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DORM

I can remember clearly the day I left home for the first time. I had just turned twelve and was in year 7 at school. Suddenly, I had to change schools in the middle of term. The reason was that I had to leave home - or, to be more precise, I had to leave my father. I'm sure you'll think it strange, but I wasn't surprised in the least, because only I know his secret.
Having to change schools in the middle of the year is the pits. I had to get to know a whole new class of pupils, and a whole new dormitory, which was nothing like home. The worst thing was the new bed I had to sleep in. Who knows how many other people had slept there before me?
I'm so lonely. I don't really have any friends - except just one. We love stealing away to the playground behind the school. Years ago, there was a rumour that this used to be a swimming pool where children went bathing at weekends. But it was closed. They say because a child had drowned. Do you believe this story? Well, I know a secret and, if you promise to keep it to yourself, I'll tell you what it is. Songyos Sugmakanan

Thailand 2006, 106 min

by

Songyos Sugmakanan

with

Jintara Sukaphatra
Charlie Trairut
Sirachuch Chienthaworn

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