Washington D.C. Premiere
RIVER CHANGES COURSE, A
A River Changes Course
Directed by: Kalyanee Mam
Venue: E Street Cinema
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A RIVER CHANGES COURSE (Cambodia / USA, 2013, 83 min.)
Shown as part of the Rivers Program
Washington, D.C. Premiere Twice a year in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River changes course, while life for the Cambodian people continues to flow in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth and of creation and destruction. Working in an intimate, verité style, filmmaker Kalyanee Mam (Director of Photography for the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job), spent two years in her native homeland following three young Cambodians as they struggled to overcome the crushing effects of deforestation, overfishing, and overwhelming debt. A breathtaking and unprecedented journey from the remote, mountainous jungles and floating cities of the Cambodian countryside to the bustling garment factories of modern Phnom Penh, A River Changes Course traces a devastating and beautiful story of an ancient culture ravaged by globalization. Directed by Kalyanee Mam. Produced by Kalyanee Mam and Ratanak Leng. World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Introduced by Roger Stone, Director & President, Sustainable Development Institute and Board Member, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker Kalyanee Mam.
Tickets: $7.50, available online HERE and at E Street Cinema Box Office.