The Bamboo Bridge + Q&A

The Bamboo Bridge + Q&A

Juan Francisco Salazar
Tue
22
Tue Oct 22 6:30 PM

Chauvel 1
General Admission
October
Tue Oct 22

Sat Oct 26

Sun Oct 27

Every dry season, a 1.5km bamboo bridge is built across the Mekong River in Cambodia and then dismantled after the monsoonal tides. In 2017, the bamboo bridge was built for the last time, when a massive new government- funded concrete bridge was inaugurated. Juan Salazar’s (Nightfall on Gaia, Antenna 2015) poetic, beautifully-shot film engages with three generations of bridge builders who share stories of this unique sustainable infrastructure and the diverse community economies it sustained. Focusing on the last master builder, Mr Oun, the film explores the intricacies of traditional forms of sustainable living. The river, the monsoon, the cycles of bamboo and the bridge all tell an urgent and ancient story. Are we listening?

Juan Francisco Salazar is a guest of the festival and will take part in a Q&A after the screenings

October
Tue Oct 22

Sat Oct 26

Sun Oct 27

Director
Premiere Status

Chauvel 1

249 Oxford St Paddington, New South Wales, 2021