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Sueño Documentary FilmsBy Sueño Documentary Films
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Sueño Documentary FilmsBy Sueño Documentary Films
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$7,715
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 5 2014 3:00 PM UTC +00:00

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About The Film

YEAR 33 is a feature length documentary that tells the story of Cambodia’s burgeoning art revival as seen in the day to day lives of three young, Khmer artists: Narim, Viet, and Vanny.

For centuries, Cambodia was known for its rich artistic culture. Then, in 1975, a communist regime called the Khmer Rouge took over the country and for nearly 5 years instituted a genocide, killing 90% of their artists and intellectuals.

But where there is determination there is hope, and where there is hope there is progress.

Today, Cambodia’s next generation is standing up with resilience, pushing to discover themselves by integrating ancient techniques with contemporary art. This revival can be seen from the largest theaters down to the smallest back alleys and is nothing short of astounding. It is innovative, exciting, and new, while also completely true to the Khmer culture.

We peek into the lives of each character for an intimate glimpse into the realities artists face in one of the poorest countries in the world. These hardworking artists exemplify the dedication needed to catalyze change, surmounting a myriad of obstacles from their past, present, and future.

Through telling their stories, we aim to both empower the Cambodian art community, inspire audiences worldwide, and catalyze meaningful action to connect the two.

Who We Are

Sueño Documentary Films works to connect the world through documentaries that focus on profound stories that engage the global audience and catalyze positive change.

 The Artists

NAM NARIM- Dancer 

Nam Narim is a passionate dancer and choreographer in a close and artistic family, for the love of whom she has sacrificed much.

MAO SOVIET - Painter/ Sculptor 

Viet is a community-oriented trailblazer whose paintings and installations focus on social issues, driven by a singular dream to make his sleepy town the center for art in Cambodia.

CHEA VANNY - Fiber Artist 

Vanny’s complicated and beautiful ikat designs may be fashionable in the US, but it is the desire to keep this ancient tradition alive that drives her to work hard.

 Why Us?

We began preproduction, two women, looking for something bigger than ourselves. We boarded a plane with cameras, a big idea, and no expectations. What we found were stories waiting to be told. We were inspired, and our lives forever changed as intimacies, dreams, fears, and struggles were shared freely. We were touched by the tenacity of the artists and their movements, their stories unique while universal. 

We believe these universal truths: we must remember the past so we may not repeat it, light can and in fact does overcome darkness, and a story well told can change the world. While filming, these ideas became hard facts, as we witnessed light overcoming darkness, and want nothing more than to share their stories.

We've brought on an amazing team to help us reach our goals for the film and beyond, and have experienced advisers behind us. Now all we need is you!  

 Goal Breakdown

 SHARE this Opportunity to Join the Revival!

Think of what could be done- what dreams could be realized and fears faded if we are able to finish the film and bring awareness to the efforts of those behind this growing movement.

Share this invitation to become part of something powerful! If this campaign fails, we will not be able to readily fan the flame of this revival, and it could fizzle out due to lack of exposure and support. Please consider sharing with your networks.

Invite your friends to join us- to join you- in this historical time!  

We humbly THANK YOU for joining us and supporting our film. We couldn’t do this without you!


PERKS
Here are some of the perks we've designed for our backers!
 

                          Film poster exclusively for supporters

                            Film reusable tote

                       Sueño Bracelet, as worn by the crew and characters.

   Angkor Wat

   Viet at his childhood home

  Nam Narim, practicing Apsara, the traditional Cambodian ballet

 Vanny's room, which she shares with four women

   YEAR 33 crew on the bamboo railroad

Partners and Supporters

 CineCause | Creative Visions Foundation | Cambodia Town Film Festival | Khmerican | Ladies Magazine Cambodia |  The Brave Collection | Red Scarf Revolution | Gindo's Spice of Life

Media Request

Please direct all press inquiries for interviews or features to: Press@SuenoDocFilms.com

YEAR 33 has a fiscal sponsor, From the Heart Productions, a publicly supported 501 (c)(3), and works with Creative Visions Foundation who supports Creative activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.

Risks and challenges

Once we reach our base goal of $99,000, we will be able to complete the film! However, there are other phases in film production that we need to carry out, including festivals/screenings and corresponding campaign to support the arts and reach a wider audience.

Creative Visions Foundation and CineCause are working with us to ensure YEAR 33 has a strategic and measurable impact. We have set the goal to the bare minimum it will take to complete the film, but not to tour the film festival circuit and take the film back to Cambodia. If we are able to exceed our goal to help fund the later stages of the film and campaign we will be set! We are lucky to have access to an immense amount of talent and resources to help see this film and campaign through, but we need your help to first finish it.

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