Soria Moria is about a woman, Sina, who grew up in rural Cambodia and started working in hotels when she was 16. Through hard work, dedication, and the assistance of the Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Sina has risen to a leadership position and is now on the way to owning her first home.
The Soria Moria Boutique Hotel is the first employee-owned hotel in Cambodia, with around 40 local Khmer people who own and operate the hotel. When guests stay at the hotel in Siem Reap they are supporting a number of local NGOs and each employees future.
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This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
Producer: Shianne Mohommed
Director and Editor: Bayleigh Janusik
Cinematographer and Editor: Rebecca Amat
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