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The Land of the Wandering Souls

by Rithy PANH


The Land of the Wandering Souls follows telecom works undertaken in Cambodia. Rithy Panh’s team – here, for the first time, made up entirely of Cambodians – accompanies the laying of underground cables without worrying about the advancement of the works themselves. As the trench digging progresses, this social film draws the portraits of the male and female workers, forced into a nomadic lifestyle by their jobs. Panh depicts the living conditions of these exploited men and women, gently and without dwelling on their hardships. Digging the earth also uncovers some alarming and painful finds, be it human remains or mines, and at the same time awakens memories. ML

  • Titre français
    La Terre des âmes errantes
  • Titre international
    The Land of the Wandering Souls
  • Photo
    Prum MESAR
  • Montage
    Isabelle ROUDY, Marie-Christine ROUGERIE
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Then Nan DOEUN, Chheng SAVANNAH
  • Son
    Roeun NARITH, Sear VISSAL
  • Musique
    Marc MARDER
  • Production
  • Producteur délégué
    Cati COUTEAU
  • Support de projection
    Beta SP
  • Sous-titrage

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