Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2012 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
Threi and his wife Siley live with his parents and five children. The entire family depends on subsistence rice farming for livelihood. But the crop yields drop every year. Hoping to afford to buy rice, they plant Dum Long (cassava). Due to unusually hot weather, however, Dum Long rots rapidly and the price went down. “Why the hard working is no guarantee of self-subsistence?” The Threis haven’t found any answers on that question. Outsiders keep hijacking Bunong land of Mondulkiri and the indigenous people are losing their homes. Nevertheless, Siley doesn’t give up growing rice and starts again planting rice in the fields.
Mondulkiri is surrounded by jungle forest bordering Vietnam. In the past, colonialism and civil wars devastated the area. And now, invisible capital turns lives of the Bunong indigenous people in Mondulkiri upside down. I want to hear their stories told through their own voice - how this economic invasion has affected their pride and independence. Through the eyes of the Threi family, I hope we can reflect on this change disrupting the traditional Bunong way of life.