Moon is a farmer in Cambodia, but she also works in the healthcare sector. With the money she earns from that job, she buys rice for the whole family and pays the school of her sisters. In the short film, she marries her fiancée, Bun San. At the wedding, we get a picture of the dramatic situation of many small Cambodia family farms. Every day large foreign companies are buying more of the agriculture land. Almost three quarter of the available land for agriculture in Cambodia has been sold to companies that produce for export only, which is disastrous for the local food production. The promised job opportunities don’t happen and the farmers find themselves without land or income. Many of them travel to the neighboring country Thailand in search for a better life. The stories about the trip as an illegal migrant, the exploitation and having to work with dangerous pesticides are heartbreaking.
Date: Tuesday 13 May, 20:30
Location: Movie-W, Wageningen
Spoken languages: Khmer |Subtitling: English
Jan van den Berg | The Netherlands | 25min.
More information: www.silentland.org
This evening has been organized in cooperation with OtherWise and ILEIA. After the film, audience members can put questions to the director Jan van den Berg