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Updates about My Work

To begin with, it has been a pretty busy start of the year 2010. A lot has been happening lately such as my vacational trip to Malaysia and Singapore. As a result, I could come up with a fun story for the Phnom Penh Post, anyway. For a while, I’ve started shooting a documentary for my graduation this year! This is sorta lots of work because it involves writing an about 15-minute research proposal and really shooting of the documentary. I felt that I hadn’t done a great job in following the schedule, not to mention the hectic days I had that deterred me from getting good marks for the research proposal. :=D

I have traveled to the place (floating village at K.Chhnang province) where I must make my documentary more than several times. Each time I went, I always pushed myself a little too hard to achieve what I planned. I did manage to interview many villagers; however, it was a bit tough because something unexpected happened. Therefore, there will, as i am thinking right now, be a little difficulty to be dealt with when I start to edit the videos at a full speed.

For example, one day you shot your protagonist/interviewee who wore a red shirt. The next day, he wore a white shirt! Something like that occurred to me no matter how hard I tried. When going straight to his house, he could not find his shirt! His daughter said his shirt was nowhere to be found. Hearted-broken I was! Well, besides villagers, I also interviewed an NGO guy, a district governor, a commune chief, an assistant to the commune chief, and soon ‘a primary school teacher’ who provides legal advice to the villagers, the Geography professor from Singapore, and hopefully a fisheries official. You might have lots of questions why these people become my next targets to be interviewed. Well, that’s a long story ;-). As for my deadline of the submission, I have to finish my editing in the middle of April and get many people to see the documentary so I’ll graduate. Wish me good luck. ūüôā

floating village Kampong Preah in K.Chhnang province
floating village Kampong Preah in K.Chhnang province

 

grilled fish. More than 90% of the villagers are fishermen.
grilled fish. More than 90% of the villagers are fishermen.

7 thoughts on “Updates about My Work

  1. So did you finish the documentary? I always wanted to go see these floating villages while I was in Phnom Penh, but I did not get to go.

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