Lost World screening with storyweaver Kalyanee Mam Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6-7 p.m. RSVP here
Born in Battambang, Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime, which claimed the lives of over 2 million people, Kalyanee and her family were displaced from both their land and their home. Kalyanee has spent most of her life trying to understand the root cause of war, destruction, and displacement and how we can return home again. After returning to Cambodia and spending years living with families in the forests, on the lakes, and countryside, she understands how intimately connected their way of life is to the land, forests, and water and the neak ta or land and water spirits that protect them. In Lost World, we see how Phalla Vy and her community struggles to maintain their way of life in the mangrove forests as large excavators dredge sand in the ocean and export this sand in colossal tankers to Singapore. In Singapore, we see what happens to this sand, disconnected and displaced from the forests and communities they call home. How can we become more aware of our connections? How can we find our path home again?