Fight for Areng Valley

Kalyanee Mam, Migrant Films | 2014 | 8 min.

2016 Official Selection

In remote Southwest Cambodia, the indigenous Chong people of Areng Valley, with the help of saffron robed monks, fight to protect their spirit forests, livelihood and heritage from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam. In early 2015, major protests by the people of Areng Valley and mounting pressure by civil society and local and international groups succeeded in pushing Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, to postpone the decision to build the dam until 2018. Yet the threat to the valley remains and the people continue to fight.

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