An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the 'Cambodian Spring' and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities and costs, both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in. Special Jury Prize, Hot Docs 2017 (World Premiere), Best Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival.
"As harrowing as it is impactful, A CAMBODIAN SPRING is a compelling and absorbing exposé of insidious corruption and the freedom an oppressive regime has to exert its will when the media turns it back. More than that though, it manages to capture the majesty of the human spirit in the face of such oppression, and it stands proud as a testament to all that Tep Vanny, Toul Srey Pov and Venerable Luon Sovath have endured in their struggle. It’s a story of profound tragedy but also a story of courage and of resilience and one that deserves to be seen." Dave Higgins, SCAINNAIN