A River Changes Course Reviews

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October 10, 2013
Kalyanee Mam's documentary feature reveals the anguishing sense of loss behind a profusion of ravishingly beautiful images.
October 10, 2013
Mam's camera work is exquisite in its immediacy and agility.
October 3, 2013
Instead of delving into the politics of their plight, Ms. Mam delivers a universal story.
October 1, 2013
For the most part, the narrative here feels generational, representative, rather than invested in the specific incidents of specific lives.
February 25, 2019
A meandering and enormously engrossing look at these slowly dwindling ways of life.
June 5, 2014
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.
October 4, 2013
Deeply compassionate and artistically realized study of the Cambodian poor by a Cambodian. Remarkable testimony to the power of committed film-making.
October 3, 2013
A delicate documentary about a way of life that's slowly disappearing, yet gives way to nothing new.
October 3, 2013
A River Changes Course captures their struggle with an ethnographic gaze that generally maintains enough detachment to avoid excessive, judgmental handwringing and heartstring-tugging.
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