Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bora's 3.50

Filming 3.50 in Phnom Penh
Cambodian filmmaker Chhay Bora, who had great success with Lost Loves, his country's official entry into the upcoming Oscars' best foreign film category, and also an entry into the prestigious Palm Spring Festival in the US, has been around town in recent days filming his next movie, a joint-production with a Singapore company. The film is to be called 3.50, a thriller inspired by real events in Phnom Penh’s sex trafficking industry. The film focuses on a documentary filmmaker who braves the seedy underground of Cambodia’s virginity trade to save a young village girl sold into prostitution. The film started shooting last month in Phnom Penh with cast and crew from both countries and is slated for release in the middle of 2013. Former Miss Singapore Universe, actress and former MP, Eunice Olsen stars as the filmmaker. She says she hopes to shed light on the issue of sex trafficking which she first encountered upon meeting a survivor while working as a Goodwill Ambassador for World Vision in 2005.

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