THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAT

A film by Sao Sopheak

20 minutes / 2015 (Khmer with English subtitels)

Cambodia is known around the world for its enduring and rich dance traditions. 30-year old Chumvan Sodhachivy (known as “Belle”) is one of country’s foremost contemporary dancers and choreographers and dance teacher. However, creating a new style of dance in Cambodia, where older generations are hesitant to tamper with traditional culture, has not been easy. Female filmmaker Sao Sopheak follows Belle’s struggle for artistic and personal independence. The film was produced in a workshop under the guidance of German documentarian Enrique Sanzchez Lansch.

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