Thursday, September 14, 2006

Siem Reap street kids

Documentary filmmaker S. Smith Patrick is based in San Francisco and her film and photography work focuses on human rights and indigenous cultural issues in such places as Palestine, Aboriginal Australia and Vietnam. Currently in post production is her film, Seeing Siem Reap, where she looks deeply into the lives of Cambodian street kids in Siem Reap who take part in a photography and dance workshop, giving them the opportunity to express and educate themselves, and perhaps give them an alternative to life on the streets. The one-week workshop took place in October 2005 as part of the Angkor Photography Festival and the goal of this documentary is for viewers to learn about their lives and to inspire them to support education as a weapon against poverty. S. Smith Patrick (pictured) is the film's producer, director, writer and editor. You can read more about the film here. My thanks to Khmer440 for the link.

1 comment:

vireak said...

being a siem reap guy myself, i'm kinda proud that our khmer kids get to express themselves and the attentions they deserve. Thanks for sharing.