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A Scale Boy

មេងជញ្ជីង

Kavich Neang’s first film is a short documentary following Sory Chan, a 14-year-old boy who is living in Phnom Penh apart from his family. A student of Cambodian classical music, Sory lives with his mother’s friend after his mother fled a debt she couldn’t afford to pay back. Each evening after class, he carries a scale outside in a popular part of the city and asks people to weigh themselves for a small amount of money. In this urgent film, we witness Sory’s day in class, his nightly routine and a particularly difficult conversation with his mother who he meets on the street.

Director

Kavich Neang

Country

Cambodia

Year

2010

Premiere

UK Premiere

Dialogue Language

Khmer

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Daniel Mattes

Contact

Daniel Mattes

Production company

Bophana Productions