Asking for Happiness

Directed by Chhy TENG, 2022, 24:55min, Kavet Indigenous version with English subtitle

Due to influences from abroad, many traditions, beliefs, and customs of the Karvet Indigenous People are changing. For example, while the​weaving of traditional chicken coops used to be a well-known skill and source of money, weaving and the market for it have now decreased greatly. Still, there are a few people left honoring and remembering their heritage and culture. One of them is Mr. Dis Grut, 46 years old, living in La Mei village, Ratanakiri province. He works as a spiritual leader for his community. Offerings and sacrifices are a crucial part of life for the community and its individuals, and Dis Grut provides guidance in these matters.