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A River Changes Course Reviews

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
October 3, 2013
Instead of delving into the politics of their plight, Ms. Mam delivers a universal story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2013
A delicate documentary about a way of life that's slowly disappearing, yet gives way to nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
For the most part, the narrative here feels generational, representative, rather than invested in the specific incidents of specific lives.
Daniel Walber
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 10, 2013
Kalyanee Mam's documentary feature reveals the anguishing sense of loss behind a profusion of ravishingly beautiful images.
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
Mam's camera work is exquisite in its immediacy and agility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louis Proyect
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.
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