Water Festival in Phnom Penh (films) @ Bophana Center
Water Festival in Phnom Penh
Produced by ECPAD, 3min, 1954, Khmer version
Every year boat racing is held on Mekong River in Phnom Penh during Water Festival. The King of Cambodia and French resident are in the middle of the crowd during the boat procession from the bank of river.
The Water Festival in 1956
Directed by Michel Laloue, 9min, 1956, mute
This film focuses on the boat racings on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap in front of the Royal Palace. Illuminated boats, decorated with emblems of public institutions, end this documentary.
Veul Vinh Na Bang
Directed by Tea Lim Kun, 1h, 1966, Khmer version
Romchong, a young orphan, is a waitress in Mrs Siphun’s house. Ratha, son of Mrs. Siphun, loves her faithfully; however, his mother forces him to get married with another girl.