March 2006

She’s a Brickhouse

by socheata on March 30, 2006

The subject of my film – the story of how my family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide – took place a generation ago. Like a number of docs, we have the challenge of covering it for which there is no video, I’m not a big fan of the slow push into a black and white photo a la Ken Burns.

There is one anecdote I’m especially keen on illustrating. A childhood moment when my mother refused to tell me anything about her past and suddenly a brickwall. But this is a film; what would I show? Today, the guys at IMI (international Masonry Institute) in Long Island City came to my rescue by constructing a brickwall for us to shoot! Thank you to Dennis Holloway, Kenny LaValle, and Alfredo Reyes.

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First Day for the NYB Blog!

by socheata on March 29, 2006

Thank you to Elliot Mebane from Roguish Studios and Kevin Johnson from Kintera for taking us live! to a blog about the making of my documentary film New Year Baby. In the future, you can come here to follow my journey from idea to PBS!.

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