Fireworks Logo

Latest Shorts...

  • If You Want Me To
  • Can I Have Her Number?
  • In the Lost and Found
  • Device That Turned Me Into a Cyborg Was Born the Same Year I Was (The)
  • Male Gaze: Boy Trouble (The)
  • Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine
  • I Don't Need a Reason
  • Co-Pilots
  • Skin to Skin
  • Delta
  • Fruity
  • Remembering His Touch
  • Name (The)
  • Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
  • No Strings Attached
  • Minute I Was Born (The)
  • Little One
  • Ismay - 'Stranger in the Barn'
  • Chappell Roan: Casual
  • Worst Date, Best Date
  • My Condolences to Your Future Lovers
  • What I'm Hiding from You...
  • I Know Two Boys
  • Don't say butterfly
  • Halfway
  • Cursive
  • My Best Friend
  • Two Suns
  • Safety State
  • YDHTLM: You Don't Have to Like Me
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • Autoficker (Die)
  • Thinking About Your Dad
  • For the Ones Stuck at Home
  • In a Hole
  • Maika Küster: Wtchsong
  • Closet Combat
  • Out of the Corner of Our Eye
  • Pride is not available in your region
  • Cul Riculum Vitae

Two Girls Against the Rain

Country: Cambodia, Language: Khmer, 11 mins

Original Title

Bopha Pitorng Chhomnas Tekpleang
  • Director: Sao Sopheak

CGiii Comment

It's a simple and rather beautiful love story...

These two women have fought through hardship and fear...small steps, giant leaps for equality.

Commendable.


Watch...

The(ir) Blurb...

After almost 30 years of civil war and the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Traditional values and customs such as arranged marriages are upheld. Same-sex relationships are legal when it involves non-commercial acts between consenting adults in private. While traditional cultural mores tend to be tolerant in this area, even expressly providing support for people of an intermediate or third gender, LGBT rights legislation has not yet been enacted by the ruling government.

The short documentary 'Two Girls Against the Rain' by Cambodian female filmmaker Sao Sopheak is the first locally produced documentary, which gives a voice to members of the lesbian community.

It’s a true story about two women struggling for their love. Soth Yun (57) and Sem Eang (58) met during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, during which over two million people died. Soth and Sem survived. Today the couple live in a village in Takeo province in southern Cambodia, approximately 40 kilometers from the capital Phnom Penh. They do not have children of their own, but have raised several nieces and nephews. Theirs has been a long fight against stigmatization by fellow villagers and their family. And the fight continues - now for the right to marry legally.