Small Act | Big Impact
A program by Creative Generation
In collaboration with Eco Business Cambodia and F3 (Friends Futures Factory)
We invite you to the closing event for Under the Canopy 1 with film screenings, panel discussions and a special announcement you don’t want to miss!
5:30pm – 9pm Saturday, 29 April 2023
F3 (Friends Futures Factory)
Refreshments will be served
Entrance is FREE, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/595771296987
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
• PANEL DISCUSSION: featuring field experts that are innovating and advocating environmentally-friendly products and services in Cambodia, empowering consumers to make better choices
o Sok Sothearath, Founder of JUNLEN
Sothearath started JUNLEN to upcycle organic waste into vermicompost by raising earthworms. JUNLEN provides training to farmers, supports sustainable farming practices, and also contracts farmers for vermicompost and vegetable products. Through 4 years of experience, JUNLEN is solving organic waste issues and reducing chemicals over used in farming. JUNLEN’s mission is aligned with sustainable development goals on climate change, ending hunger, and ending poverty.
o Jessie Li, Co-Founder Manufactured Podcast and Consultant
Working for diverse parties across the fashion supply chain in both China and Cambodia has shaped Jessie’s conviction that supply chain relationships are complex, and the people within them need more chances to speak out their thoughts and share their views. She advocates for multiple stakeholder narratives and an industry that sustainability practices are applicable and accessible for businesses of all sizes.
o Sandy Kotan, Managing Director, Only One Planet and Eco-Business-Cambodia
Sandy has pushed forward the green movement in Cambodia through community organization and development of green products and services. She currently directs Only One Planet which is a registered business that performs as a social enterprise, with impact being the primary goal. Since inception in 2018, Only One Planet has helped to replace over 10 million pieces of single use plastic in Cambodia, and advocates and supports businesses and individuals who want to make changes to reduce their impact through a variety of local initiatives.
• ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE THREE SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES for Under the Canopy 2: Creative Generation will reveal the three design concepts that will get to submit a master plan and win the opportunity to build a sustainable canopy at F3 at the end of this year
• FILM SCREENINGS: a selection of short films that document conservationist efforts by individuals working in Cambodia’s forests, curated by Mech Choulay
o Educational films by San Lynareach
o “A Shot, A Change” produced by: Chin Sreyleap, Mech Sereyrath, Sam Tola
o “Ben and the Community” produced by: Mech Sereyrath, Sam Tola
o “My Home” directed by: Choun Sopheana, Mech Choulay, Yam Sopheak, Mean Sochetra, Chhean Pisen
Creative Generation is a platform to launch Cambodia’s new artistic talents by celebrating, mentoring and inspiring young creatives to cultivate a strong artistic vision and professional skills. It formalizes and deepens the work of Java Creative Café which runs a family of cafes and community art spaces and has been modelling cultural enterprise in Cambodia for more than two decades.
This program is part of the Under the Canopy 1 which has been made possible by the generous donations and support of Karen McLeod Adair & Anthony Adair, Australian collectors of contemporary Cambodian art and supporters of young artists; and Debra Fram & Eric Schwartz.
With special thanks to our collaborators Eco Business Cambodia and F3 (Friends Futures Factory), and gift bag sponsors: Good Wood Home Designs, Java Creative Cafe, Khraft, Only One Planet, Pop Cambodia Store, Phaly Craft, Srepov’s Botanical Garden and We film Lab.