Cambodia is literally one huge rice paddy and the country side is just beautiful during this season. Even though the people have not been pleased with freedom in the past everyone welcomes you with open arms wherever you go. Children always smile at you, wave and say "Hello". Trapang Chhuk Hamlet is a charming small village south Phnom Penh near the elephant mountains. Very basic and no tourism at all. We had the chance to spend two days at Srah's place and shooting a little short film about this nice village and the daily life going on there.
Mr. Heng Chum is running a NGO and it seems that he is doing a great job with helping and educating children while they are not working on the rice fields.
UPDATE: We do get some stories about this man recently, way after we left the country and posted this film. It does not seem much like it doese in the film. We read and heard stories about Heng Chum which are not really funny if it comes to support his ETO with money. If you feel like supporting a NGO in Cambodia, we advice you to do your research first.
The film is a co-production of Caringo Photografix and Kraakhelder Production where editing credits go to KP.
Thanks again to the village people for the hospitality especially to Srah and his family as well as Mr. Heng Chum for his time.
The film was shot with two canon 5dMkII and one 550d. Lenses from 10 to 200mm.
PS: if you want to see the film with subtitles go here vimeo.com/17434106