Because I am a Girl

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Being the oldest daughter, at 14, Lao Kang had to quit school in order to take care of her parents, and for her siblings to stay in school. She kept asking :”Why me?” She knew that she would never have a chance to go back to school. Until one day, she was introduced to rugby. She saw the opportunity to get out of her current situation and go back to school.

Director Xaisongkham Induangchanthy
Location Laos
Duration 26 min.
Genre Women / Minority / Education
Air Date (JST) Mon., Jan. 8, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

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Xaisongkham Induangchanthy

Xaisongkham Induangchanthy


Xaisongkham Induangchanthy is a Lao filmmaker based in Vientiane, Laos. He received a master’s degree in Media Arts Production from the City College of New York, under the Fulbright Programme. He co-founded ‘Lao New Wave Cinema’, a group of emerging Lao filmmakers. In 2012, he was selected to take part in Asian Film Academy, Busan. ‘Because I am a Girl…’ is his first documentary, co-produced with a Japanese producer.


2017 A Long Way Home (Fiction short)
2016 Because I am a Girl… (Documentary short)
2015 Those Below (Fiction short)
2014 Vientiane in Love (Fiction Omnibus, 2 shorts of out 5)
2005 Against the Tide (Documentary)

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