Ms. Rochom Eth, aged 39, of Jarai indigenous ethnicity, lives in Leurhon village, Ke Chong commune, Borkeo district in Ratanakiri province. Today, she is a farmer and hired labourer to support her family and her children’s education. She owns no farmland, lives in poverty, and suffers domestic violence from her husband and her drug-addicted son. For more than 10 years she has been working alone; her husband cares about nothing and her son is in prison due to drug usage and trying to burn their home. She cannot afford to take her son to the Drug Addiction Correctional Centre.
My name is Kasol Sinoun (Miss), I am 25 years old, of the Jarai indigenous ethnicity and Cambodian nationality. I live in Leurhon village, Ke Chong commune, Borkeo district in Ratanakiri province. In 2021, I got a scholarship to study documentary film making from Bophana Center, and training on “Capacity Building for Indigenous Youth and Indigenous Audiovisual Establishment in Cambodia Through WIKIMEDIA”. I researched and produced a short film to address the struggle of a woman in her village under the title of “My Dream”.
I chose this topic because I wanted to show living conditions in a small village and address the problems that impact the whole community. I would like to show the value of education related to the living conditions, drug and alcohol problems, and other struggles in life.