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White Building

White Building

Kavich Neang

Cambodia, France, China

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2020 (€ 45.000)
consultancy with TFL experts Catherine Chan and Petar Mitric - online, September 2020

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union


Raised in Phnom Penh’s landmark tenement, the White Building, 20-year-old Samnang and two friends, Tol and Ah Kha, dream of reaching the stage of a TV dance contest. Their youthful habits are upended, however, when Ah Kha reveals he will soon leave Cambodia.

Meanwhile, building residents debate competing offers to move out of their homes before impending demolition. Samnang’s father neglects his own leg infection while unsuccessfully attempting to bring the divided neighbours together.

As Samnang’s own nightmares converge with the deep fears shared by his parents and his community, Samnang comes to understand that the stable environment he has always called home is on shaky ground.

Samnang faces the demolition of his lifelong home in Phnom Penh and the pressures from family, friends, and neighbours which arise and intersect in this moment of sudden change.
Kavich Neang

Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production

production notes

original title
White Building

produced byAnti-Archive
#185, Street 110

Sangkat Wat Phnom

Khan Doun Penh
12202, Phnom Penh