What is happening to these women in Cambodia is an example of difficult life becomes with the rise globalization. The film is a haunting tale of what’s around the corner for our world. Beautifully shot, director Kalyanne Mam tells us how globalization and industrialization damages the physical landscape and rich culturual history of the Cambodian countryside.
A River Changes Course had its North American premiere at Sundance 2013, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best World Documentary. The film has since continued to gain more recognition and audience praise from festivals across the nation and beyond.
A River Changes Course will be hitting theaters this October 2013; playing in NY (IFC Center) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall).
A River Changes Course: a documentary directed by Kalyanee Mam
trt: 83 minutes
Distributor: Migrant Films
October 4, 2013 – New York (IFC Center)
October 11, 2013 – Los Angeles (Music Hall)
ABOUT THE FILM:
Moving and insightful 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film follows three young Cambodians and their struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life amid rapid development and environmental degradation.Working in an intimate, verité style, filmmaker Kalyanee Mam spent two years in her native homeland: from the remote, mountainous jungles and floating cities of the Cambodian countryside to the bustling garment factories of modern Phnom Penh. The documentary traces a devastating and beautiful story of an ancient culture ravaged by globalization.
Director by Kalyanee Mam (Director of Photography for the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job).
Dvd and/or online screeners available upon editorial (feature) request.