2010 October

FUNDRAISING FOR DUMP PROJECTS

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I have been doing a lot of fundraising over the summer, using the Small Steps Cambodia documentary as a tool, to raise money by doing screenings.We have had some amazing support and some surprises, including a great response from younger audiences. I first screened the documentary to children at Camp Bestival and was surprised at how engaged the children were, which has lead to loads of events and screenings at schools and universities all over the world.Small Steps is about…

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RETURN TO CAMBODIA 2010

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I will be returning to Cambodia at the end of November to meet with Mey and see what has happened to the old landfill site in Stung Meanchey, visit the new site and see how the NGO, Pour Sourire D’Enfant is getting on.Through this project I met a couple called Shaun and Clare, who are planning to set up an orphanage and help centre for children scavenging in Sihanoukville.Clare is already in Sihanoukville and Shaun will be joining her there…

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First Trip to the Tip

First Trip to the Tip

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My first trip to the Stung Meanchey Landfill site in Cambodia was overwhelming. It was pretty hard to find, which was odd, considering that it was enormous and in Phnom Penh, but kind of indicative of the fact that people turn a blind eye to it. I asked everyone about it, hardly anyone knew what I was talking about and much later, when I was doing under cover filming from The Intercontinental Hotel, from where you can clearly see this…

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