Documentary Film Event - Rubber in a Rice Bowl

Monday, 31 March, 2014 - 18:00 to 20:00
Auditorium 2 - Maison de la Paix - Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

Produced by: Swiss Network of International Studies

Helena Ziherl (SNIS): Interviews & Editing
Reto Steffen (SNIS):  Camera & Editing
Christophe Gironde (The Graduate Institute):
Research & Coordination
Amaury Peeters (Consultant and Researcher):
Research & Drone Images
Suon Seng: Translation

35’, in Khmer & English, subtitles in English



Release of the Documentary Film "Rubber in a Rice Bowl"

The documentary film has been produced by the Swiss Network for International Studies in the framework of a multidisciplinary research project coordinated by Dr. Christophe Gironde (The Graduate Institute) on large scale land acquisitions in Southeast Asia.

During the summer of 2013, the SNIS team joined the project researchers in Ratanakiri, in northeastern Cambodia, and met the principle protagonists: Jarai farmers concerned by loosing their land, local medium sized companies involved in rubber tree plantations, Khmer in-migrants and local authorities.

The documentary film addresses the topic of the current rubber boom and how it affects livelihoods and food security through the voices of the local population.

Watch the teaser

Participation is free - registration by 28 March.