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Indigenous life and culture: A photo exhibition by Bophana Center

by Saophorn Phoeng, Linking, Learning, and Amplifier Officer, Voice in Cambodia



Bophana Center, in collaboration with Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization, on the project “Art of visibility and positive social change“, has initiated a one-month photo and video exhibition titled “Indigenous Life and Culture”. This exhibit showcased the daily life, tradition, and culture of various indigenous groups during the 12th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF). Thirty-one films were produced by 24 young indigenous students from Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri provinces from Tumpoun, Kavet, Jarai, Kreung, Lun, and Bunong communities who studied documentary filmmaking.




Film screening during the 12th Cambodia International Film festival


The documentaries aim to raise the voice of the indigenous communities, especially the voice of indigenous women facing gender-based violence and other exclusionary issues happening within their communities. The exhibition further aims to increase awareness on Indigenous identity and culture, create opportunities for Indigenous youth to take ownership, initiative, and co-creation, and refine their filming and video production skills. The documentaries will be an essential archive for the next generation.


Behind the scenes during the filming of the documentaries


Behind the scenes during the filming of the documentaries


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