Camerawoman Lim Seang Heng and Prum Seila interviewing their protagonist Sothea Arun
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The three young Cambodian film makers Lim Seang Heng (21), Prum Seila (22) and
Borei Sylyvann (25) – known as "Triple S" – have dedicated more than three months for the production of
their documentary triplet focusing on three interesting people: a Khmer Rouge survivor, a child of the killing fields,
and a child of survivors. Their film, THREE GENERATIONS (20 minutes, Khmer with English subtitles), is co-funded by the
US Embassy in Phnom Penh.
During the reign of the Khmer Rouge freedom of religion, living, and expression were strictly limited. Now all three generations
freely exercise these rights and share experiences through preaching, educational process, and blogging. Their
lives and works are so interesting that the young filmmakers, who are also the children of survivors, passionately want
to tell their friends, community and the world about, not only the killing fields, but Cambodia today and its future.
Borei Sylyvann (25) graduated from the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) at the
Royal University of Phnom Penh. He received further training from the BBC World Service Trust and the "Deutsche Welle Akademie".
Lim Seang Heng (21) studies journalism at the DMC and works as a freelancer for the daily newspaper "Phnom Penh Post".
Her short documentary "Life of a Cyclo Man" won the Apsara TV video competition. Heng's classmate Prum Seila (21)
writes articles for the newspaper "Cambodia Daily".