Today is your last chance to donate to new film entitled The Cause of Progress, which is about how some Cambodians (including Buddhist monks) are responding to their country’s economic developments.
The film is described at its website this way:
“The Cause of Progress” tells the story of the lives of three Cambodians caught up in the country’s chaotic and often violent economic progress, set against the backdrop of the shifting political, religious and familial landscapes of modern-day Cambodia.
Shot over the course of more than three years, the film is a unique and intimate portrait of modern Cambodia. At times poignant and emotional, at others violent and chaotic, the film explores the impact of progress on modern society – from the corruption of the national religion, to the disintegration of the family, to the abusive power and kleptocracy of the ruling political elite.
What is happening in Cambodia is happening all over the developing world, from South America to Africa to Eastern Europe – land is being colonised by the developed world and the rightful owners are being displaced. This film addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time.
This is your chance to get involved, help get the film finished and into cinemas and onto televisions all over the world.