The Grass Cutter

Directed by Phanith Chhum, 2015, 8mn, Khmer version with English subtitles

Sho, a 45-year-old father originally from Prey Veng province, lives today with one of his sons alongside the old railway in Phnom Penh. They make a living cutting grass. Selling 10 to 20 bundles per day, they earn hardly 2 to 4 dollars. Sho, who has left his wife and another son in Prey Veng, cannot afford to send his children to school. He observes: “We are living eating things that rich people would throw away”.