46 years old, of the Jarai indigenous people, lives in Tang-Se Malu village, Nhang commune, Andong Meas district in Ratanakiri province. She learned how to make potato leaf soup from her parents when she was 12 years old. Normally, this soup is made for family eating and can be for community ceremonies as well, mixed with meat, chicken, pork, and vegetables She does not want young people to forget this traditional Jarai soup, which is a natural food handed down through generations. She’s going to share her knowledge with her children so they can make this soup.
My name is Sarl Ren (Miss), and I am 21 years old, of the Jarai indigenous ethnicity. I live in Tang-Se Malu village, Nhang commune, Andong Meas district in Ratanakiri province. I dropped out of school in Grade 3. In 2021, I attended the training on “Capacity Building for Indigenous Youth and Indigenous Audiovisual Establishment in Cambodia Through Wikimedia” with Bophana Center. I am the director of the documentary film “Tu-Kleng” (“Potato Leaf Soup”).
I produced this film, observing that this soup would be lost if the young generation did not pay much attention to how it is made. So I determined to document it so that young people could know about it, because it is part of Jarai tradition.