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Films

Unite Us (2013)

Unite Us (2013)

2013 / HD Video / 4 min 49 sec / Spoken Word
From the rooftops of Cambodia to every digital corner of the earth. Kosal is a poet who lives and speaks in exile. The movement is 1Love, the plea is for unity and his poetry is hope.

 

Hadeel (2012)

Hadeel (2012)

2012 / HD Video / 3 min 08 sec / Spoken Word
Hadeel is named for a young girl whose family died in an Israeli air strike in Gaza. This spoken word video features the powerful storytelling skills of poet Rafeef Ziadah, a third-generation Palestinian refugee, artist, and activist.

 

Neang Neak (2012)

Neang Neak (2012)

2012 / HD Video / 3 min 50 sec / Dance
A serpent goddess arrives on earth to live among humans. Contemporary and ancient storytelling techniques blend to give a new twist to this modern day metaphor for displacement and the journey to self-discovery.

 

Who's Got Us? (2013)

Who’s Got Us? (2013)

2013 / HD Video / 5 min / Spoken Word
This spoken word video calls attention to the strength of women and the necessity to build alternative support systems in the face of great hostility and oppression.

 

Tenroku no Chiri (2020)

Tenroku no Chiri (2020)

2020/ HD Video / Short Narrative
Filmed 6 weeks after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown but never released, Masahiro Sugano’s collaboration with Jun Fujisaki and Junichiro Takano is an experiment in both absurdity and reality.

 

Another Day / Ep#1: Veasna’s Painting (2011)

Another Day / Ep#1: Veasna’s Painting (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 5 min / Short Narrative
A young artist from the countryside travels to Phnom Penh in the hopes of fulfilling his mother’s dream for his artistic success. His encounters reveal a social terrain of foreign connoisseurs and local art lovers.

 

Another Day / Ep#2: Samnang's Bear (2011)

Another Day / Ep#2: Samnang’s Bear (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 6 min / Short Narrative
16 years old Samnang fails to show up for his graduation dinner after completing his drug rehab. His cousin Sophat goes looking for him, hoping the dark side of the street has not reclaimed him.

 

Another Day / Ep#3: Bopha's Body (2011)

Another Day / Ep#3: Bopha’s Body (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 10 min / Short Narrative
Bopha, a young dancer is pregnant with her boyfriend’s child. Bopha’s brother offers to help the happy couple out. Their refusal to accept his help leads to a violent situation.

 

My Asian Americana (2011)

My Asian Americana (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 3 min / Short Narrative
A group of Asian Americans show up in Phnom Penh Cambodia to share favorite memories of their Americana.

 

Return To Sender (2012)

Return To Sender (2012)

2012 / HD Video / 8 min / Documentary
A video letter sent from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Washington, D.C. featuring testimonies by Khmer Exiled Americans.

 

Why I Write (2011)

Why I Write (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 7 min 30 sec / Spoken Word
What do you do when you are a young adult faced with a 16 year sentence on a first offense? Kosal Khiev writes. He writes to give voice to himself, his stories and his emotions.

 

Moments In Between the Nights (2013)

Moments In Between the Nights (2013)

2011 / HD Video / 6 min / Spoken Word
Confined to reflect upon his mistakes, regrets, and sorrows, the poem is an interrogation on his life choices as much as it is an indictment on a flawed justice system.

 

Instant Slapping (2011)

Instant Slapping (2011)

2011 / HD Video / 14 min / Short Narrative
Siblings embark on a massive exchange of physical violence through the fourth dimension as instant messaging becomes more than just a tool to communicate text.

 

1700% Project: Mistaken For Muslim (2010)

1700% Project: Mistaken For Muslim (2010)

2011 / HD Video / 5 min / Spoken Word
A poet, dancer, angel, prisoner converge with community to intervene against racial profiling and hate crimes after the events of 9/11. Featured portraits represent real American Muslims in Chicago, people who refuse to end in violence.

 

Yarning for Love (2009)

Yarning for Love (2009)

2009 / HD Video / 4 min 30 sec / Short Narrative
A mysterious expanse of yarn appears out of nowhere and entangles a man and a woman into romance. They soon learn how binding love can be.

 

Maria’s List (2009)

Maria’s List (2009)

2009 / HD Video / 3 min / Dance
Looking for refuge from the daily grind of life in Chicago, a pregnant woman enters a vacant cathedral.