Pablo  Chavanel
Pablo Chavanel

The Lost Current

Connected to the Mekong are 60 million people being threatened today, which is almost the equivalent of the population in the UK. Built to feed city centers like Bangkok with energy, the multiplication of hydroelectric dams on the Mekong compels Samnang, an indigenous leader, and his community to fight for survival and protection of natural resources.

Meanwhile, Oudom an environmental analyst goes on the field assisting communities in dam-building areas. In Phnom Penh, Sothy a painter and survivor of Khmer Rouge genocide, reveals the violence of an ultra-capitalist model through his artwork. The film, in progress since 2015, questions the modernity and development that shape a rapidly-changing society.

Team Partner
Charlotte Muckensturm, Production Coordinator
Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2018