Still I Strive (2014)

Still I Strive
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 2010s, actor, actress, Cambodia, children, civil war, genocide, orphan, overcoming adversity, performance, transformation, troubled past
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Amy Leah Nelson Smith Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
A. Todd Smith Writer n/a 120782 4000002
Adam Pfleghaar Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Song Sopheakdey Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Adam Pfleghaar Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Amy Leah Nelson Smith Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Michael Reola Composer n/a 120836 8000001
A. Todd Smith Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bryan Lee Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
James Lee Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chham Heng Actor n/a 1 1000004
Lyny Vin Actor n/a 1 1000003
Kunthea Jin Actor n/a 1 1000002
Peng Phan Actor n/a 1 1000005
Savang Su Actor n/a 1 1000006
A. Todd Smith Director n/a 2 2000002
Adam Pfleghaar Director n/a 2 2000001
Rothana Real Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch, renowned actress Peng Phan, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of Princess Bopha Devi. Interspersed throughout the documentary are narrative film sequences featuring the children as actors: With an epic battle, a chase scene, horror sequences, and melodrama, the narrative parallels the children's tragic backgrounds. The journey mirrors the travails of the nation that struggles to leave behind the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge era. Together, the children learn to overcome the past and create the future by being faithful to the present.