A Peace Corps Documentary
posh corps: (volunteer lingo) A Peace Corps country which is more developed. An easy Peace Corps experience.
Posh Corps is a documentary that focuses on the lives of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa.
For fifty years, the US Peace Corps has been sending American volunteers to developing countries around the world to teach skills, and build relationships. As these countries develop, capitol cities become first world enclaves, while rural villages, still maintaining a third-world standard of living, struggle with the cultural strain that accompanies rapid development.
Today's Peace Corps volunteer is serving right at the intersection of the first world and the third world, the ragged edge of development.
South Africa is one of the most extreme examples of this shifting Peace Corps experience. The struggles of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa provide a glipmse of the future for volunteers throughout the developing world. Their stories demonstrate, that the need for Peace Corps does not end when countries become more modern... in fact, the need becomes more pressing than ever.
Posh Corps is a documentary for anyone hoping to volunteer abroad, or for anyone who wants to know what volunteers experience in a rapidly changing world.
This production is not affiliated with the US Peace Corps or the US Government. The statements and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the individual speakers and do not constitute official statements or positions of the US Peace Corps, or US Government. The US Peace Corps has not approved, endorsed, or authorized this production or the use of the Peace Corps logo.