Documentary film benefits society

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Documentary film benefits society

Many Cambodians have experienced the problems cholera and diarrhoea can cause when people lack knowledge about clean water and hygiene.

A video clip, titled The Story of Cholera, delivers to people around the world an educational message to help them better understand sanitation, defecation, and boiled water.

The four minute, 29 second clip is a production by the Global Health Media Project. The animation talks about a cholera outbreak, which happens because the villagers defecate near the river. The villagers then use the polluted water without boiling it first.

The clip also shows a little boy whose father has got diarrhoea. The little boy listens to the doctor’s explanation of what caused the sickness and then runs across the village to inform the other villagers. Telling them to use clean water, to defecate far from the river and to wash their hands after defecating and before eating.

Khmer Media’s Facebook page posted the video getting around 400 likes. Bopea Vivatanak, commented, “This is the valuable documentary film and it benefits society and humanity.”

James Bino replied, “It is a good documentary film to educate and give knowledge to all people around the globe.”

Kakada Meas wrote, “Please help to share”, while Piseth An wrote, “We must watch and learn together to better sanitation.”

Many Facebook users have already watched the clip and received the message so that they can protect themselves and their families – and share the video’s message with others.

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,