Salinee Tavaranan leads a team that installs solar panels in remote refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border. “The more people learn to harness natural energy,” she says, “the better their lives become.”
Tolerance for Ambiguity and The Terminal
In The Terminal, Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) travels from his native Krakozhia to New York City to get an autograph for his father from jazz musician Benny Golson. While he is in transit, Krakozhian soldiers overthrow their government and the United States no longer recognizes passports from Krakozhia. Navorski is refused entry, but he can't go home because Krakozhian airspace is closed.
Confined to the international transit lounge, Navorski at first doesn't know where to sleep, how to find food, or how to maintain personal hygiene. But he figures out how to do all of this. In addition, he earns money, first by rounding up unreturned baggage carts and then by getting an airport construction job.
The movie is loosely based on the true story of Mehran Nasseri, a dispossessed Iranian who spent 18 years living in Charles de Gaulle Airport. It seems unimaginable that anyone could live for more than a few days in these conditions. When they ...