One Dollar Series: Minister of Papaya (Episode 1)

Minister of Papaya 1

Roeun Narith
2013 | 8 minutes | Cambodia

Armed with a brightly colored motorbike, a wide smile, and an engaging sense of humor, Mao Bora roams the streets of Phnom Penh selling papayas and bringing positive energy wherever he goes. This small but mighty film is a joyful reminder of how the simplest actions can produce hope and inspiration.

Followed by The Last Refuge

Co-presented by the Asia Society

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.