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A Scale Boy

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A Scale Boy

A Scale Boy

by Kavich Neang



A Scale Boy

Director: Kavich Neang

Script: Kavich Neang

Cinematographer: Kavich Neang

Editor: Kavich Neang

Sound: Yos Katang, Sao Sopheak, Chan Lida

Cast: Chan Sory

Kavich Neang
#128GE3, St Sothearos
Phnom Penh
Tel: +855.12.958.955

Year: 2010

DVD, Colour, 18 min, 
OV Khmer with French Subtitles

International Premiere

Fourteen-year-old Chan Sory studies classical Cambodian music at the Center of Cambodian Living Arts. Abandoned by his father after his birth, he is now alone after his mother disappeared, unable to reimburse a loan. To continue to pay for the rent and his school fees, every eve ning he offers to weigh passersby on an old weighing machine for a few coins. During the Khmer Rouge regime, almost 90% of the Cambodian artists were massacred. Many ancient art forms are threatened to sink into oblivion today. Fortunately, a small community of people nowadays endeavours to rediscover these arts.


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