Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sarorn's many hats

Sarorn Ron Sim
A man with many hats - producer, director, cinematographer and editor - Sarorn Ron Sim has been capturing the world through his camera for more than a decade. He made a name for himself at university before starting out as a regional news videographer in Canada and going onto become a sought-after filmmaker, winning numerous awards and accolades for his work in film and television. His highly-acclaimed and award-winning documentary film, I Am Khmer, screened at numerous film festivals around the world, is the story of his personal search for identity and self-discovery as he traces his family's return to Cambodia more than 20 years after they were forced to leave their homeland. Together with co-producer Steven Bray, Sarorn took viewers on a roller-coaster ride of emotion and excitement in a compelling film that took two years to plan, 45 days to shoot and six months of post production. Intially the two friends had produced a seven-minute film about Sarorn's parents, Forgotten Past: Beyond Cambodia, which they then expanded into a 1-hour documentary after their visit to Cambodia in 2001. His subsequent documentary, news coverage and corporate work has taken the 28-year-old, who was born in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border, around the globe and his film work has been aired internationally on National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Link: Sarornsim.

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