Round-Table | Behind the Cameras… Women

[As part of the cinema series « Women in Cinema: On the Quest Towards Their Rights »]

On the occasion of the cinema series « Women in Cinema: On the Quest Towards Their Rights », organized from March 04 to March 18, Institut français du Cambodge, in partnership with Anti-Archive, PSE, Toutes à l’école & Kongchak Pictures, is putting together a round-table on the place of women in the film industry!

Around the table: Kim Sreymoch, sound editor, Hà Lệ Diễm, Vietnamese director, San Danech, Cambodian director, & Lola Javier, cinema history teacher and project coordinator at PSE. To facilitate this discussion, the Institut invited Ham Pidor, a young Cambodian woman working for NGO Toutes A l’école, and a strong advocate for women’s rights on social media. 

This round-table will shine the light on the various jobs filled by women in the cinema industry today, as well as the opportunities offered to them, and the impact of women in South-East Asian cinema.

It will be followed by the screening of 2 short films, the first produced by Anti-Archive and the second supported by Kongchak Pictures:

• Sea Within A Sea, by San Danech (2021)

On the Cambodian island of Koh Sdach, a local diver examines coral reefs and seahorse populations while exploring the environmental impacts of his village’s commercial development and growing fishing industry. Watch the trailer!

• Sound of the Night, by Sok Chanrado & Vann Kongkea (2021)

Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles on a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even if these very people are their only customers. As the city is growing around them, they consider their unstable income and imagine a different future. Watch the trailer!

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