VOA Khmer

Filmmaker Seeks Yearlong Screening for ‘A River Changes Course’

“Kalyanee Mam has launched an online campaign so that she can screen the film for a full year in Cambodia.”

We Are The Movies

New Faces of Indochina: The Rocket, A River Changes Course

“An impressive debut by the young female director Kalyanee Mam…the interviews are candid and heartfelt.”

HuffPost Live

The AU Review

Sydney Film Festival Review: A River Changes Course

“A River Changes Course is a beautiful title for this poignant film, capturing the sense that, what once was certain, is now changing immeasurably.”

The Sierra Club Magazine

“A River Changes Course shares remnants of a life that so many citizens of industrialized nations have never known. For better or worse, these people are being pulled with the tide of globalization.”

Seoul Festival

The 10th Green Film Festival in Seoul Announces Winners

Green Film Festival in Seoul

Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature.

Bermuda News

“The cinematically spectacular and sensory journey is a profound portrait of Cambodians marching from their ancient culture into a globalized economy, with a focus on the human cost of this transformation.”

Khmerican Review

“With grace and careful attention to everyday episodes from Cambodians’ livelihoods, A River Changes Course is ultimately a pensive look beyond three individual cases into the meaning of striving for better a life despite limited resources.”

International Documentary Film Festival

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Winner of the Grand Jury Conscience Award

IndieWire

San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Winners

“San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Winners” from IndieWire on May 9th, 2013 Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary Feature at The San Francisco International Film Festival

Hollywood Reporter

“Lee Isaac Chung Takes Two Top Prizes at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival” Hollywood Reporter on May 9th, 2013 Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Best Director and Best Cinematography at The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Female First

Top 6 Documentaries Of 2013

“A River Changes Course is a powerful and moving film that shows the difficulties faced by the people living in this beautiful place.”

The Lady Brain Show

The Lady Brain show interviews Kalyanee Mam, director & cinematographer of the gorgeous & touching documentary, A River Changes Course.

LA Weekly

Four Movies to See at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

from LA Weekly on May 2nd, 2013 “Never alarmist or sensational, the film grips with quiet sincerity.”

Wanda’s Picks Radio

Director Kalyanee Mam: San Francisco International Film Festival

KPFA 94.1FM

Reyna Cowan interviews Cambodian American flimmaker Kalyanee Mam about her film “A River Changes Course” showing at the San Francisco International Film Festival and winner of Best World Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Hollywood Reporter

“Francois Ozon, Kate Miles Melville, William Vega Win at RiverRun Film Festival” from Hollywood Reporter on April 26, 2013 Winner of the Human Rights Award at River Run Film Festival

Yale Environmental Film Festival

2013 Environmental Film Festival at Yale Bestows Top Honors to a River Changes Course

from Environmental Film Festival at Yale on April 23rd, 2013 Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Five Must-See Documentaries at the Huge San Francisco International Film Festival” from San Francisco Bay Guardian on April 23, 2013 “A vividly-shot, meditative look at lives being forced to modernize.”

The Huffington Post

“A River Changes Course at the Yale Environmental Film Festival: Interview With Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam”

Indiewire

Poster Premiere: A River Changes Course – Kalyanee Mam

The News Observer

“‘American Promise’ tops Full Frame awards” from The News Observer on April 7th, 2013 Winner of the Filmmaker Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Boston Globe

Filmmaker returns home to modern, decimated Cambodia

“The Cambodia she examines in her spare, stunning film is a very different one than the Cambodia of her early life.”

Film Society Lincoln Center

Cambodia Takes the Spotlight in April

“Old Ghosts, New Dreams: The Emerging Cambodian Cinema” will take place parallel to the citywide “Season of Cambodia” arts festival April 19 – 25.”

Pacific Radio Los Angeles KPFK 90.7FM

“Heart-breakingly beautiful and deeply thoughtful.”

The Cambodian Daily

Cambodian Documentary Wins Sundance Award

Filmmaker Magazine

Family and Sacrifice in A River Changes Course

by Kalyanee Mam

Indiewire

Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #51

“Mam’s film gives an honest examination of developmental problems facing many Cambodians today.”

The Examiner

“‘A River Changes Course’ wins World Cinema Documentary award at Sundance” from The Examiner on Junary 28th, 2013 Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival

MovieLine

SUNDANCE: Directors Tease ‘The Square,’ ‘American Promise,’ ‘Pit Stop,’ ‘A River Changes Course,’ ‘This Is Martin Bonner,’ ‘Who Is Dayani Cristal’

“It is a journey that will leave you breathless, impassioned, and uniquely connected to this beautiful but also challenging world we live in.”

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