at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
A River Changes Course
Kalyanee Mam | Cambodia/US 2013 | 83 minutes
The south-east Asian country of Cambodia has largely disappeared from view in Britain since the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. In the intervening period it has become a vaguely communist free-market state with an expanding, low-wage economy, based on globalisation.
Winner of a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, A River Changes Course explores the impact of this globalization on both environment and people, by following three families’ attempts to survive in contemporary Cambodia, as forests are cleared, fish catches dwindle and economic development undermines traditional life. The film thus makes the concept of globalization real, tangible and human.
Saturday 7 June, 7.30pm
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE
Tickets: £6.90 [concessions £5.15]
Box office: 01387 264808
This screening is being supported by Friends of the Earth Dumfries.