A Better Society through Animation: Cambodia
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.
Social Compass is a small studio with a full-time staff of just 4
Their animation is created on computers
The team also conducts anime workshops for local children
The aim is to nurture the creativity of the younger generation