In the Life of Music, a story told in three chapters, tells of how one song 'Champa Battambang,' made famous by Sinn Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations.
In the Life of Music tells the story of how one song "Champa Battambang," a song made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a feature narrative told in 3 chapters during 3 different decades, depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the emergence of the Khmer Rouge Regime. It is a powerful intergenerational tale that weaves through 37 years of Cambodia's ever-changing landscape.Written by
The miracle of this film that Caylee So and Sok Vishal brought into timeless existence, is that it breaths not only life into one of the darkest experiences of humanity - but exhales love. It draws on the creative prowess of young Cambodian actors, blends seamlessly a story told in both English and Khemer, and reverberates with hope that love, like music endures... I feel the partnership of Caylee and Sok who brought such breathtaking performances from the children actors in the film, with their talented crew of editor, cowriter, sound and cinemagraphic artists, in partnership with producers and the heart and soul of the Cambodian community in America, and those in Cambodia who made this film happen - achieved a beautiful miracle. This is a priceless addition to the film record of the contribution to our human family by Cambodia and Cambodians.
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