Alive Skin

Directed by Veasna OEM, Vantha RAT, 2022, Khmer version with English Subtitles

“Alive Skin,” tells the story of a young man named Heng AN. He is an artist who makes puppets for Khmer shadow plays out of leather. This art form is almost non-existent nowadays, but to preserve it he wants to show younger generations his craftmanship. Therefore, he explains how he makes traditional leather puppets, how to use them to perform shadow plays, and what his reasons for creating this art are.