Cast: Soeun Srey Aul, Chan Sophorn, Khin Bona, Vicha Ra Charat, Pichdararith Yoeun, Vann Seyha, Derek Abidin, Yann Phayut, Phat Tra Phom
When Sothea witnesses corruption at work, she has to decide morally and financially how to proceed. Will she be complicit or risk her job and security? This story leads us into one thread in the tapestry of modern-day Phnom Penh.
Kate-Marie is a writer/director based in Brooklyn, New York. Comedy led her to a few collaborations with members of an Upright Citizens Brigade group, Summer and Eve, out of which she directed comedic narrative shorts. At the core, Kate-Marie strives to tell human stories that cross borders. Living in Cambodia led her to make her fourth short, Sothea, which premiered at the Cambodia International Film Festival.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival’s MATINEE TWO screening includes eight films that imbue life and death as explored in stories about finite mortality, complex relationships, and exceeding expectations in an oppressive world.