The Nation

Punching Above its Weight

More views from across the border come from Cambodian genocide survivor and activist Youk Chhang, who will present “A River Changes Course”, which won the World Cinema Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance festival. Directed by Kalyanee Mam and produced by Chhang’s Documentation Centre Cambodia, it’s a look at how the country’s ancient culture and fragile environment is being devastated by globalisation.

Examiner

Arclight Cinemas Host 3rd Annual International Documentary Film Festival

The Arclight Cinema will host the “Documentary Film Festival” 2013. Now in it’s third year, the “Documentary Film Festival” is the largest of its kind in southern California.

The Huffington Post

A Cambodian Spring

“The question we must ask ourselves is not whether development is bad, but whether the process is one that values human life.”

Tacoma Film Festival

Tacoma Film Festival Winner For Best Documentary Feature

Variety

Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2013)

A River Changes Course offers an impressionistic portrait of life among three rural Cambodian families.”

Vancouver International Film Festival

Award Winners at VIFF 2013

Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 Winner of the Adjudicated Awards for Best Film

Long Beach Post

Award Winning Filmmaker Documents Globalization In Cambodia

A River Changes Course is one of the featured films being shown at the Art Theatre on Saturday, September 14, as part of the two day Cambodia Town Film Festival.

Examiner

Award-winning documentary ‘A River Changes Course’ to open in NY and LA

Kalyanee Mam’s visually moving and insightful directorial debut “A River Changes Course,” which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema documentary, will open in limited theatrical release at the IFC Center in New York Oct. 4 and the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills Oct. 11.

The Phnom Penh Post

Garment Workers See Lives Reflected on the Big Screen

Director Kalyanee Mam returned to Cambodia from the US in the lead-up to the election to screen the film to universities and villages around the country, aiming to cultivate a dialogue among voters on the country’s future. On Friday, she screened the film in Khieu Mok’s own living quarters.

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.”

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.

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

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

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

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.”

The Cambodian Daily

Cambodian Documentary Wins Sundance Award

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

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