Even though the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia is the center of a thriving tourism industry related to the magical ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, the surrounding district of Siem Reap has some of the poorest communities and villages in all of Cambodia. Trailblazer Foundation focuses on the Siem Reap District to help advance sustainable development in more than fifty villages in the region.
Tong Saruen and her family in the Ta Trav village were first identified for aid by the Trailblazer Foundation in 2012. Trailblazer is now working directly in 19 villages and indirectly in 16 other villages with partner NGOs encompassing 52 different villages, 35 communes and 6 districts.
This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
Producer: Patricia Parris
Director: Spencer Byam-Taylor
Cinematographer: Jack VanderToll
Editor: Spencer Byam-Taylor