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40 - THE RAT CATCHERS OF CAMBODIA

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The inhabitants of the Cambodian village Prek Khmeng live on fish and rats - especially in the rainy period during the floodwaters, when a lot of rats take to the trees. This is the period when rats are deemed to be "clean" and so are eaten as deli food.

Tonle Sap in Cambodia is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. The Krouy family lives and subsists on fishing. But now, at the beginning of September, the lake’s water level is at its highest. The nets no longer reach the bottom. Catching fish is becoming more and more difficult. That’s why Sey Ha and his friends go rat hunting. By selling the rats, they are able to earn money in the rainy season. If there is no money for other meat, the rodents also end up on the dinner table. Sey Ha wants to treat his mother to something special with the money he makes.

Director(s) : ARNETH (GORDIAN), IBALD (SVEN)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH, GEOLINO

Production Year : 2015
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide (except Switzerland, Belgium and Germany).