Director: Kalyanee Mam
Producers: Kalyanee Mam, Ratanak Leng & Youk Chhang

2013 | 83 min
Language: Khmer
Subtitles: English

A RIVER CHANGES COURSE captures the stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them. The once abundant forests and plentiful rivers have fallen victim to land grabbing, deforestation, and dwindling fish stock that rural and indigenous communities heavily depend on to survive. This stunningly photographed documentary is a powerful tribute to the struggles of all families coping with the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Best Cinematography, SIMA 2014
Jury Prize Winner, Stylistic Achievement, SIMA 2014 – Sponsored by G-Technology
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
Filmmaker Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival at Yale
Docville International Documentary Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Atlanta Film Festival
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Green Film Festival in Seoul
Riverrun International Film Festival