BEAUTIFUL PLANET – RIVERS OF LIFE
• SOUL OF THE TATAI RIVER
By MORN VANNTEY (Cambodia/ 2016/ 28 min)
The lives of villagers in a remote village in Koh Kong (North-West of Cambodia), accessible only by boat. Surrounded by the natural highlighted beauty of Koh Kong, the story focuses on isolated children going to school and their future-life dreams.
• GREAT GAMBLE ON THE MEKONG
By TOM FAWTHROP (United Kingdom/ 2014/ 31 min)
The Mekong flows through six countries sustaining with of 65 million people. This ecological wealth is under threat from a dam-building program. Two of them in Southern Laos – closed to Cambodia – will inflict massive damage on this fragile ecosystem. This film shows the rush to build dams to be a dangerous gamble playing a kind of roulette with the lives of locals.