Even A Bird Needs A Nest is a documentary film about forced evictions in Cambodia, a phenomenon that is raging throughout the country.
AWARDS: Human Rights Award. FIDADOC/ Golden Butterfly. Movies That Matter Festival/ Public Award, Best Documentary. Festival Films de Femmes
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Millenium Festival/ HRDIFF Yangon/ Human Rights Film Festival Bishkek/ Human Rights Film Festival Seoul/ DOCKANEMA Maputo/ Human Rights Film Festival Glascgow/ Human Screen Films Festival/ Tutti Nelly Stesso Piato/ PNG-HRFF Papua Guinea/ Cinéma et Droits Humains/ Woman Film Festival Taipei/ One World Film Festival
Even A Bird Needs A Nest. The forced evictions in Cambodia
In present Cambodia, the government grant land concessions to powerful companies to use for commercial purposes. Some of these land belong to the people.
Facing threats, intimidations, and a corrupt justice system, those who dare to protect their land risk their lives doing so.
In Phnom Penh, the state capital, residents of the Boeung Kak district are forcibly evicted from their homes, obliged to live in relocation camps, without basic services and infrastructures.
But a group of unintimidated women lead by the charismatic Tep Vanny continue to protest and resist…