One Dollar Series: Lady Stone (Episode 3)
2014 | 9 minutes| Cambodia
At the foot of the mountains in southern Cambodia, a woman scrabbles in the white dust to turn rocks into pebbles, which she will sell for 35 cents a sack. She once owned land, but malaria carried everything away: her money, her rice field, and her husband. Selling the pebbles with plans to seek employment in Phnom Penh, she tenaciously hangs on to hope and a new life in the big city.
This program highlights the work of the Bophana Audiovisual Center. Co-founded by Cannes-award-winning director Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture, 2013), the center is dedicated to restoring and protecting Cambodian audiovisual heritage and training new filmmakers.
The One Dollar Project commissions short films that showcase the daily lives of people living on less than one dollar a day.