28m 00s
A Better Society through Animation: Cambodia
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28m 00s

Broadcast on May 15, 2019
Available until May 15, 2020

Though Cambodia's animation scene is still in its infancy, one homegrown studio is making a name for itself by combining cartoons with social education. Japanese animator Hidetaka Nakamura works with local staff to create public service content that tackles environmental issues, traffic problems, and other social themes. He also runs anime workshops for local elementary school students. Under the regime of Pol Pot, artistic expression was not permitted, and many local creatives were executed. But now Nakamura and his team are working hard to incubate what they see as a new age of cultural vitality. Follow a small studio striving to make a big difference in Cambodia.