Monday, April 4, 2011
A new film, Rice Field of Dreams, documents Cambodia's first appearance on the international Baseball stage during the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand. Whilst they finished in last place the fact that they were there at all is down to the determination of one man, Joe Cook. The film, which will premiere amongst the United States' Long Beach community on 13 April, follows Cook and his pioneering team as they prepare and compete in their first-ever international competition. The film's director is Daron Ker, a Cambodian who fled to America from a refugee camp when he was six years old and who is aiming to produce his first full-length feature movie early next year called Holiday in Cambodia. For both films Ker has employed the talented Long Beach rapper praCh Ly for the original soundtracks. Link: website.