The White Building, an iconic structure home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, faces demolition. In the building’s final days, director Kavich Neang follows his own family and neighbors as they pack belongings, share memories and anxieties, and eventually move out before the building’s total destruction.
Born in Cambodia in 1987, he studied Music and Dance before graduating in Design in 2013. In 2010, he directed his first short film, A Scale Boy, as part of a documentary film workshop led by filmmaker Rithy Panh, who also produced his 2013 mid-length documentary film Where I Go. In 2014, he co-founded the independent production company Anti-Archive. His third short fiction, New Land Broken Road (2018), is part of a Southeast Asian omnibus which premiered in Singapore. His documentary film Last Night I Saw You Smiling(2019) had its world premiere at IFFR.
Wednesday 23: Broadway Cinemas, room 9, 11.45 hours
Friday 25: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 19.00 hours