Angkor's Children is a film about the power of art to heal a nation after genocide, told through the voices of three young women. A singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and former garment workers, grassroots, protest band; these are ANGKOR'S CHILDREN. They are members of the generation after the Khmer Rouge regime that tragically killed 90% of artists and intellectuals. Sreypov, Phunam, and Messenger Band have stepped out of the dark past of their parents by expressing the resiliency of Cambodia through their art and advocacy. The arts become a vehicle of change in a country that has suffered so much. ANGKOR'S CHILDREN is a film of hope for post-conflict nations that are also seeking renewal through cultural and artistic expression.
Lauren Shaw: Director