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Handa Center Offers Short Film Competition for Young Cambodian Filmmakers

Five young adults sit on a couch
Jul 28 2017

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Human Rights Education, Rule of Law and Accountability

Hundreds of articles and books have been written about the Khmer Rouge, and about the legal proceedings at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) -- very often by foreign observers. The Legacy Film Lab gives Cambodian youth the opportunity to tell the history of their country in their own voice and offer and their thoughts on the ECCC in their own words.

Four young filmmakers have now been selected thanks to the quality of their applications, and the originality of their script ideas. These four young filmmakers will have a chance to have their short film produced with the team of Khmer Mekong Films: Prum Sreileak; Sor Virakdara; Seng Reaksmey; and Svey Limeng.

The Legacy Film Lab is a collaborative project between the Handa Center and Khmer Mekong Films (KMF) International, with support by the British Embassy in Phnom Penh. You can learn more about the Legacy Film Lab here.