Cambodia 1975-1979

Sopheak Sao: Two Girls Against the Rain

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Director Sopheak Sao
Title:Two Girls Against the Rain, 2012, 11:00, PAL, 4:3

Synopsis
A true story about two women struggling hard for their love. This documentary was premiered at Meta House for Phnom Penh’s Gay Pride 2012. Soth Yun (57) and Sem Eang (58) met during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, when coincidence led them to live in the same mobile unit. More than two million people died during the Khmer Rouge times. Soth and Sem survived. Today the lesbian couple live in a village in Takeo province in southern Cambodia. Theirs has been a long fight for respect by fellow villagers and their family. And the fight continues – now for the right to marry. The couple do not have children of their own, but have raised several nieces and nephew.