Instead of delving into the politics of their plight, Ms. Mam delivers a universal story.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A delicate documentary about a way of life that's slowly disappearing, yet gives way to nothing new.
| Original Score: 3/4
For the most part, the narrative here feels generational, representative, rather than invested in the specific incidents of specific lives.
Mam's skill with a camera alone is something to watch for in the future, and the plural storytelling in this film could be a sign of very interesting things to come.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kalyanee Mam's documentary feature reveals the anguishing sense of loss behind a profusion of ravishingly beautiful images.
A River Changes Course captures their struggle with an ethnographic gaze that generally maintains enough detachment to avoid excessive, judgmental handwringing and heartstring-tugging.
Mam's camera work is exquisite in its immediacy and agility.
| Original Score: 4/5
Deeply compassionate and artistically realized study of the Cambodian poor by a Cambodian. Remarkable testimony to the power of committed film-making.