Vanna Hem lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With our support he made ‘Gay pride 2012 Phnom Penh’ and ‘Karma?’ and with DOHN, he produces ‘Lotus Sports Club’ now.
Gay Pride 2012 Phnom Penh
⇒ We are currently working on the removal of the word ‘ISKYSOFT’ in the film
This documentary shows the pride week activities during Gay Pride 2012 in Phnom Penh and how proud Cambodians gay and lesbian can be. It gives a lively impression of the various events and persons involved.
Robert Witlox, coordinator of Document Our History Now, about this documentary: “It was my meeting with Vanna in 2012 that gave me the idea to start the foundation Document Our History Now. I met him shortly before Gay Pride 2012 and he expressed his wish to film it. There had been some documentation about Gay Pride in the years before, and he thought it would be a pity not to cover it. Vanna wanted to show the existence of gay pride and proud LGBT people in Cambodia, but also to build up historical footage for the future.”
“With the help De Trut Fonds, we were able to give him the budget needed to make this documentary. This was also the starting point of Document Our History Now. Based on this documentary, Vanna was invited to take part in a master class in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in which he realised the script for ‘Karma’, sponsored by Document Our History Now in 2013 and finished in 2014.”
Vanna Hem about Document Our History Now:
“Thanks to the funding from Document Our History Now, I got a chance to produce two films (‘Gay Pride 2012 Phnom Penh’ and ‘Karma’), which both highlight the issue of LGBT in Cambodia.”
Exposure so far:
- Shown at Q! Film Festival, Indonesia
- Shown at German-Cambodian Cultural Centre (Meta House), Phnom Penh
- Shown at Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre, Phnom Penh