grant recipients 2013
Against the Tide
Telling the fictional story of Mr.Leum, an older fisherman living in the 4000 Island in Southern Laos, this film is about the differing perspectives of older and younger generations in Laos today regarding what is important in life. While many people believe that possession of material things will make them happy, others prefer to live a quiet life and feel content with what they have.
This documentary project will address the issue of young women who come from other provinces to work in Laos' capital city of Vientiane. These women often take jobs in factories, but then the need for quick money to support themselves and their families drives them to seek other sources of income.