Interview Mr. Lev


Ta Lev, living in Lumphat District of Ratanakiri Province is explaining us the belief of Indigenous community on spirit healer. Spirit healer is chosen by god or Arak. He or she will become sick without any reasons and cannot be healed within 7 days. After these 7 days, spiritual offering things will be required and then, he or she will become spirit healer and heal other sick people because he or she can tell of what sickness patients might have.


My name is HIM Luong (Miss). I am 24 years old, and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in General Management, I’m Tampuan.I was born in and live in Kaleng village, Kaleng commune, Lumphat district in Ratanakiri province. I am an English teacher of preschool in Ratanakiri Town.


The reason I wanted to learn and understand how to make films was to acquire new technical skills and to express Tampuan culture and identity, particularly for the young generation to understand clearly about their own identity, so they would help to maintain their own culture instead of losing it.