“It’s God’s will,” said the farmers.
They knew something was shifting in the climate. They adapted to the situation; but felt powerless to do anything to about it.
I wondered: Why are farming families still resistant to certain climate initiatives? What happens to farmers who aren’t successful at converting to shrimp farms? And, how can we convince farmers to care about climate change when they can’t afford to adapt when a particular initiative goes poorly for them?
These were the questions that arose when we, the School of Slow Media, along with 12 other young leaders, were present on the ground with local farmers in the Mekong Delta this February 15 - 17, 2019.
REMIX Manila Testimony - Words by Jem Panganiban, REMIX Manila Dec 1-3, 2017
“The privileged” see STORY as something that can be separated from them. Story is an object they hold in their hands.
This is a meditation on the relationship between STORY and privilege.
Through French-Cambodian director Davy Chou's artful lens— full of compassion, understanding, and absolutely no judgement for his city— I was free to imbue my own Phnom Penh with a more complete vision.
Faces. I see them every day, in comings and goings on my bicycle: An old man, folded in a deck chair. A woman in the back of a motorcycle, with a piercing stare. A man standing by a cart. Their expressions betray their emotions, flickering in and out. There are stories. Lived, and imagined.