Cambodia: Developing the Next Generation of Filmmakers
Sopheap Chea is executive director of the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He will speak about Bophana’s mission and the effort to reclaim Cambodian film history.
Stephen Gong is the executive director of the Center for Asian American Media.
Over the course of the past decade, the Bophana Center has been actively involved in training programs for emerging filmmakers under the supervision of Rithy Panh. This program opens with Bophana: Shadows and Lights, depicting the work of the audiovisual center, followed by three shorts—Lady Stone, The Destiny, and Shoes—made for the One Dollar Project, with its goal of sharing the stories of individuals living on extremely limited resources. A second trio of films—Cyclo, Cambodian Heritage; On the Move; and Ice-cream—were generated by an initiative to develop filmmakers working in the rural provinces of Cambodia. Sound of the Night follows two brothers who sell noodles from a motorized cart on the streets of Phnom Penh.
Films in this Screening
Bophana: Shadows and Lights
Guillaume P. Suon, Cambodia, 2010
Narith Roeun, Cambodia, 2014
Leakhena Roeun, Cambodia, 2015
Doeurn Chev, Cambodia, 2015
Cyclo, Cambodian Heritage
Vunneng Leng, Cambodia, 2019
On the Move
Minea Heng, Cambodia, 2019
Paov Sev, Cambodia, 2019
Sound of the Night
Chanrado Sok, Kongkea Vann, Cambodia, 2021