Director(s): Sean Gallagher
Producer(s): Sean Gallagher
2020 | 7 min | Cambodia
Languages: Khmer (cambodia) | English
Using a mix of drone cinematography and Cambodian poetry, this film explores the changes in Cambodia’s landscapes, brought about by deforestation and forest fires, and the emotional impact it has had on Cambodian people. Deforestation has been accelerating across Cambodia and there is only 3% of primary forest left throughout the country. In 2018, fires burnt in record numbers throughout the forests of north and central Cambodia. At their peak during the dry season, it is estimated up to 1,800 fires were burning in the country, more than in any other country throughout South East Asia at that time.