Old Ghosts, New Dreams: The Emerging Cambodian Cinema

Dancing Across Borders

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Dancing Across Borders
Anne Bass, 2011
USA | English and Khmer with English subtitles | 88 minutes

Filmmaker Anne Bass in person for intro Q&A!

On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a sixteen-year-old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing natural charm and grace as a dancer. A longtime devotee of the world of dance, Bass felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that he could not yet have fully imagined. From the serene countryside of Cambodia to the halls of New York’s School of American Ballet to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, Dancing Across Borders peeks behind the scenes into the world of dance and chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a boy who was discovered, and who only much later discovered all that he had in himself.

Series: Old Ghosts, New Dreams: The Emerging Cambodian Cinema

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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