MEKONG 2030

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Tags:Environmental
Activism
Asian Interest
Women Directors
Drama
Dramedy
Comedy
Release Year:2020
Runtime:94 min
Country/Region:Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam
Festivals & Awards:Dili International Film Festival 2020 - Best Feature Narrative
Language:Khmer
Lao
Thai
Akha
Vietnamese
Print Source:Luang Prabang Film Festival
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/477939988
Cast/Crew
Director:Anocha Suwichakornpong (The Line)
Pham Ngoc Lan (The Unseen River)
Kulikar Sotho (Soul River)
Anysay Keola (The Che Brother)
Sai Naw Kham (The Forgotten Voices of the Mekong)
Producer:Gabriel Shaya Kuperman
Alex Curran-Cardarelli
Nick Ray
Hang Sokharo
Anysay Keola
Soe Arkar Htun
Worarat Sawatdipsan
Pham Ngoc Lan
Ngo Dai Trang
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
Christopher Larsen
Screenwriter:Kulikar Sotho
Ian Masters
Anysay Keola
Shunn Lei Swe Yee
Anocha Suwichakornpong
Paul Charbonneau
Pham Ngoc Lan

Description

Crafted from a desire to examine the Mekong River, the tenth largest in the world, MEKONG 2030 is a collection of five short narrative films that imagine the future of this important tributary.

The Mekong River flows through six countries, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It provides food and water, as well as tourism, and innumerable livelihoods. Like most natural resources in the 21st Century, the Mekong has been plundered by corporate interests, threatening everyone who is affected by the river. The five short films in MEKONG 2030 seek to bring different cultural perspectives to the value and beauty of the river, featuring five directors from every country on the Mekong (except China). “[A]thoughtful, multi-faceted anthology focusing on the ecological, spiritual and human repercussions of the exploitation of nature, in this case, of the Mekong River Delta.” --Rouven Linnarz, Asian Movie Pulse


Director Biographies

 

LI Xiaofeng
Anysay Keola
LI Xiaofeng
Sai Naw Kham
LI Xiaofeng
Pham Ngoc Lan
LI Xiaofeng
Kulikar Sotho
LI Xiaofeng
Anocha Suwichakornpong
 

Anysay Keola is a Lao filmmaker and the director of the feature films At the Horizon (2011), Vientiane in Love (2015), Noy, Above it All (2016) and Expiration Date (2019).

Sai Naw Kham is a Myanma film director and editor. He's made two short documentaries: “The Crocodile Creek” (2015) and “32 Souls” (2016).

Pham Ngoc Lan is a Vietnamese artist whose short films include “The Story of Ones” (2011), “Another City” (2016) and “Blessed Land” (2019).

Kulikar Sotho is a Cambodian filmmaker. She is the director of The Last Reel (2014), a Khmer-language feature film which was Cambodia's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Award.

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a Thai film director, screenwriter, and producer. Her feature films include Mundane History (2009), Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010), By The Time It Gets Dark (2016), Krabi, 2562 (2019) and the forthcoming Come Here (2021).


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