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A Cambodian Spring

    • Music by:
    • James Holden
    • Directed by:
    • Chris Kelly


The film chronicles the struggle to prevent the development of the lake by the government backed and World Bank funded Shukaku Inc., which would involve filling the lake with sand and evicting the families who live around it. Spurning the offered compensation, locals protest the development, led by three activists: the Buddhist monk The Venerable Luon Sovath, and housing activists, Toul Srey Pov and Tep Vanny.

Directed by:

Chris Kelly

Produced by:

Chris Kelly

Edited By:

Chris Kelly
Ryan Mullins
Pavel Stec

Music By:

James Holden

Production Companies:

Dartmouth Films
Eye Steel Films
Little Ease Films
Zanzibar Films

Release date:



United Kingdom

Running time:

121 minutes


NOMINEE, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer, BAFTA (2019)
WINNER, Best Documentary, Brooklyn International Film Festival (2017)
WINNER, Special Jury Prize, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2017)

James Holden
A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring