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A River Changes Course

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In her directorial debut, award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam traveled to
her native Cambodia to capture the stories of three young people struggling to
maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around
them. Their stories provide a human perspective on the impacts of
deforestation, collapsing fisheries, and the often-empty promises of factory
work in the city.

 

MacArthur
President Robert Gallucci
delivered opening remarks.

The panel included:

Kalyanee Mam,
Director/Producer of A
River Changes Course
, and producer and cinematographer on the
2011 Oscar Award winning documentary,
Inside Job

Richard Cronin, Director
of the Southeast Asia Program, Stimson Center

Leslie S. Kaufman, Marine Conservation Fellow, Conservation
International, amd Professor of Biology, Boston University

Joe Walston,
Executive Director of the Asia Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Sandra Postel,
Freshwater Conservationist, Founder of the Global Water Policy Project and
National Geographic Fellow

 

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