“We used to be afraid of wild animals and ghosts. Now we’re afraid of people.”
– A River Changes Course – Click to Tweet
By just watching the trailer, I can feel it’s a moving film to check out.
I don’t know why but I always think it might be a big challenge to make a film about Tonle Sap, a river that changes its course at the half of the year. Maybe most of the people think the course will never go back. But Tonle Sap does exists and has that unique change.
Now someone has done a film about it beautifully and meaningfully.
A River Changes Course is a new documentary film by American-Cambodian filmmaker Kalyanee Mam.
The film was premiered at Sundance film festival. I believe more or less it will shock the audiences. They usually teach their children to live independently. I am not sure they would understand the word “sacrifice”.
Somehow, in my dream, I wish my people could be able to live their own lives rather than for others. That’s my big dream and that’s the hidden purpose of writing a book called “The Quiet Cambodian”.
I look forward to get reply from the filmmaker. I wanted to ask her some questions. And for sure I will look for opportunity to watch the whole film.