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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Asian Americans show up in Phnom Penh Cambodia to share favorite memories of their Americana.
A video letter sent from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Washington, D.C. featuring testimonies by Khmer Exiled Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for refuge from the daily grind of life in Chicago, a pregnant woman enters a vacant cathedral.