Nine movies, shot by students at Department of Media and Communication (DMC), were screened on the wide white clothe in the evening of Saturday, the 28 of February, 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Those films were created by DMC year 3 and year 4 students for their assignments and theses. This was the first time for those films to be shown in public, and that attracted a lot of audiences both Cambodians and foreigners. This event was organized by Dr. Tilman, DMC lecturer, and assisted by Mr. Mony, DMC stuff, and hosted by Meta house organization.
Of those 9 documentaries, five were short which took around 5 minutes each because they had been done for class assignment. However, the last four films, the final thesis for year 4 students of DMC, had around 15 minutes length for each.
Audiences enjoyed watching those film very much, and the sound of hand clapping was generally heard at the end of each film.
After the shows finished, the representative of each films stood in front of audiences to answer the questions and also to recall both their experiences and difficulties in making those documentary films.
With the success in the first show, DMC will show documentary films by DMC students like this again every last Saturday of the month. The topics range from controversial political subjects to the general life in Cambodia.
Encouraged by the success of this event, DMC decided to conduct DMC student-made documentary films show every last Saturday of each month.
Written by: Dara Saoyuth
Written date: 28/02/2010
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