The Last Refuge
Directed by Anne-Laure Porée & Guillaume Suon, 2013, Khmer with English subtitle Color, 65 mins
This is the last bastion. A few kilometers from the Vietnamese border,
Cambodia’s Bunongs are facing the implementation of economic
concessions, which are said to bring them “development”. Their land
is being razed by the rubber companies’ bulldozers. Pou Chap,
his family and his neighbors are concerned with the practices of these
companies, but they refuse to become rubber laborers. They learn
the hard way to survive in an increasingly difficult environment and
they try to safeguard what they can of their identity.
This documentary focuses on their daily life in the Cambodian
Highlands, on their peaceful but noble struggle for the sake
of their souls.
5pm Sessio 1: Khmer with English subtitles
6:15pm Session 2: Khmer with French subtitles
Free entry. All are welcome.