Short film “Khema”; Best Screenplay award at Chaktomuk Film Festival 2017.

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Short film “Khema”; Best Screenplay award at Chaktomuk Film Festival 2017.

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Award-winning filmmaker tells his story on the screen
November 14, 2017
The short film “Khema,” directed by Hang Sokharo, won the Best Screenplay award at the recent Chaktomuk Film Festival 2017.
It was not Mr Sokharo’s first award. After attending a course in Thailand a few years ago, Mr Sokharo was director of photography on a film that later won an award for best cinematography.

“Before joining the short filmmaking class in Thailand, I didn’t realise that my talent lay in directing. But when I first saw the films showing at the Chaktomuk festival, I felt that I could make a better film by telling a story from my own point of view,” Mr Sokharo said.

Mr Sokharo said that in making short films he wasn’t looking to send an educational message; rather his film “Khema” was intended to reflect his own experiences.

Mentioning themes of love and commitment, Mr Sokharo said that what he wanted to convey was his ideas about childhood, and the importance of pursuing one’s goals. Once he identifies a goal, he said, he feels compelled to try to achieve it.

He added that many scenes in the film focus on dancers, especially their upper bodies, which were made using a handheld camera. He said he wanted to show his respect for Khmer culture, adding that he considered his film to be more in the art-house film tradition than in the commercial movie tradition... ... ry-screen/
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Re: Short film “Khema”; Best Screenplay award at Chaktomuk Film Festival 2017.

Post by merlevedderman »

I'm having difficulty finding anywhere online where the film can actually be viewed. Do you happen to have a link?
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