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The Fire and the Bird's Nest

Inspired by the stories of her ancestors, a young mother fights to protect her homeland.

Portrait of The Fire and the Bird's Nest
Kalyanee Mam
Executive Producer:
Ken Pelletier
Production Company
Migrant Films
Release Date

In a remote valley in Southwest Cambodia, Reem Sav See fights to save her ancestral homeland from a hydro dam and illegal logging that threatens to destroy the natural and spiritual heritage of the ancient Chong people. The Fire and the Bird’s Nest raises universal questions about the meaning of land as a sacred source of life or as a natural resource to exploit and control. How the people of Areng Valley answer this question will determine the fate of the valley and the future of Cambodia.

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