1300

Where The Roots Lie

The first and only female drum troupe in Cambodia push against gender and cultural norms.

Videos

Proof of Concept Trailer

Overview

Genre
Arts, Culture, Human Rights, Music, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

Where The Roots Lie is a story about the strength, resilience and power of women and their right to do what they choose with their lives despite the opposition they may face. It isn’t against the law for women to play the drums in Cambodia, however; culturally speaking it is commonly frowned upon as many believe that the drum (skor tob) is too masculine of an instrument for a woman to play, believing that their arms will become too muscular, taking away from their femininity. Pair that with the deeply ingrained assumption that women simply cannot play the drums well since it requires a certain level of physical strength that they typically do not have. Each member of Medha ( pronounced Ma-tia) has and continue to make sacrifices to follow their passion of playing the drums.

Stage
in production

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Srey Productions, LLC
Country
Cambodia
Years of Production
1
Locations
Cambodia

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Language
English, Khmer

Photos

Screen shot 2019-09-11 at 10.16.36 pm_thumb
Screen shot 2019-09-12 at 12.21.00 pm_thumb
Screen shot 2019-09-12 at 12.17.31 pm_thumb
Screen shot 2019-02-14 at 11.10.14 pm_thumb
Makeup_thumb
C0061t01 copy_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word