Rascona wins the Grand Prix at Deauville Green Awards!



The superb movie “Red Dirt Road” about an innovative associative project by Rodney Rascona beat more than 300 films and wins 1 of the 3 Grand Prix at this year’s Deauville Green Awards in Normandy, France.

We are proud to announce it and clap for Rodney: Congratulations!

The movie follows the life of Hab Saly, a young woman who believed there was more to life than working so hard for so little, in the oppressive garment factories in Phnom Penh.

With a backdrop of the 1974 Khmer Rouge atrocities that permanently scared Cambodian life, Saly’s vision is equally full of dreams for her future and the never-to-be forgotten ghosts from the past. Overcoming multiple odds and with minimal education, Saly was determined to learn how to be a seamstress, to chase her dreams and return to a simple, peaceful life in the jungle with her family.

Her world soon changed when life brought first world women to her village who wanted to help developing world women… enjoy a better life.

We lift the veil to the lives of humble yet very courageous women living in the jungles of rural Cambodia, who with western women as loving mentors, help Saly realize her dreams, let go of her ghosts, and become part of a vast global sisterhood where everything is possible.

In Rodney’s words:

“After a very long production time, finally Red Dirt Road premiered last night, to what I’ve been told by so many, that the film is such a lovely film with a lovely story.” 

“I spent over a year on this film… and its been me directing the VO, the sound, the grade, the offline edit, shooting it, politics, enduring the physical demands, the concept.. has been.. me.. holding its hand.. giving birth.”

“So find a moment, listen to it, watch it, share it.. so much heart went into this film by so many. And if we did it right, we will have played our part in creating a bridge to help better understand, some of the issues others are enduring, on the other side of the globe. “

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