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Kalyanee Mam (kh)
Kalyanee Mam is an award-winning Cambodian-American filmmaker focusing on stories connected to development and its impact on people and the environment. Mam's debut documentary' A River Changes Course' about three Cambodian families struggling to maintain their traditional way of life as the modern world closes in around them, won several top honors including the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Mam is currently working in Cambodia on a feature documentary film about the life of Reem Sav See, an indigenous Chong woman from Areng Valley in Southwest Cambodia, and the ancestral stories she and her people tell that compel them to protect their cultural and natural environment. The short, "Fight for Areng Valley" was featured on the New York Times Op-Docs Series under the title "A Threat to Cambodia's Sacred Forest."
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