|Setha Monirorth in a scene from Talking To The Trees|
A movie not yet released in Cambodia, but filmed and set here, was shown for the first time at the Cannes film festival last week. Yet another look at child trafficking in Cambodia, Talking To The Trees is the story of a middle-class French woman who embarks on a quest
to rescue the child her husband has abused from a Cambodian brothel and
return her to her family in the jungle. 90 minutes long with
director-cum-actress Ilaria Borrelli in the lead role alongwith Setha Monirorth as the 11-year-old Srey. We await its arrival on these shores, though the subject matter is hardly uplifting. However, if it sheds a little more light on child trafficking in this country then it will be a positive step.
On the subject of highlighting issues, a new column soon to arrive in the Phnom Penh Post, from 1 June, will be from the Royal Rebel herself, Soma Norodom. Printed every Friday, she will be tackling social issues from education, trafficking, drugs, media, business and so on. In both the English and Khmer editions of the Post. Soma will also be the host for the upcoming TEDx in Phnom Penh on 9 June.
Labels: Setha Monirorth, Soma Norodom, Talking To The Trees