Charlotte Pert

Motion

MOViNG PiCTURES in MOTiON

T H I S  M O D E R N  L O V E

Changing indigenous customs in Cambodias indigenous minority groups through technology ---  filmed on an iPhone

To be featured in the National Geographic Short Film Showcase

Filmed on an iPhone, National Geographic Explorer Charlotte Pert tells a story of modern love, following a young indigenous Kreung couple in rural Cambodia. Villages apart, she follows their separate lives, and how mobile technology plays a key role in pursuing love; keeping the new generation connected, whilst making the older generations customs -such as Love Huts- redundant.

Bride and Groom huts- also known as “love huts” were once an indigenous Kreung custom, where adolescence teens built their own huts to reside, and were able to search for partners, whilst experimenting with premarital sex. With poor road infrastructure, and villages being scarce, travel between villages was long and tiresome, making it common practice for visitors to stay the night. Now, over the last decade as times change, such traditions that were once a distinguishable part of Kreung culture no longer exist. With current technology, there is no need for young people to stay overnight in personal huts, as the previous generations of their grandparents may have done.

As the Kreung are increasingly exposed to mainstream Khmer culture, their traditional practices are being altered and viewed as “ taboo” in contrast to khmer society. From this growing exposure, the youth are developing a new perception of what's "right and wrong"

Now, many young couples meet first by phone first, speaking for lengthy periods of time before meeting in person, to later continue their courtship by phone.

This Modern Love explores time, love, tradition, and transitions.


B  R  E  A  T  H  E

B R E A T H E is a short / salvage project from what was supposed to be a short film about the search for new Freediving sites, on location at the abandoned Hodge Close Quarry, in the cold North of England...Free diver James Garry, and myself, decided to explore un-dived sites, in the peak of winter.  B R E A T H E is a personal account and perspective of our view and experience as divers, where most of our dive time is spent on the surface breathing... During our short failed dive trip, the water was so cold, "B R E A T H E"  was the only coherent thing I could say…


 

WHEN WILL IT END? THE US WAR LEGACY IN CAMBODIA

PART III: DEPORTATION

Teaser of a three-part short series, produced for the Phnom Penh Post, exploring the US War Legacy in Cambodia. Looking into the ongoing effects still suffered in Cambodia today... From birth defects related to Agent Orange, lands and limbs destroyed from US bombs, or families torn apart from the deportation of Cambodian Americans who have never set foot on Cambodian soil... When Will It End?

Produced / Filmed / Edited: Charlotte Pert


BIRD MONSTER BATTLE

for the Phnom Penh Post

Behind the Scenes of  Bird Monster Battle.

As the Lakhon Khol Youth of Cambodia dance group practice at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUFA), general manager Khon “Mo” Chansithyka,, tells the story of Satalong — or Bird Monster Battle — a mythical battle from the Hindu epic the Ramayana.

 

Produced / Filmed / Edited: Charlotte Pert


 

UNDP : WASTE MANAGEMENT

ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

SAMAKI MARKET, SIEM REAP

 

Filmed / Edited: Charlotte Pert