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From Cambodian rice fields to the big top

Documentary records five-year quest to join leading international circus

Sopha Nem and Dina Sok, the protagonists of the documentary “Cirque du Cambodia,” perform at Angkor Wat. (Courtesy of Joel Gershon) 

DENPASAR, Indonesia -- In late October, "Cirque du Cambodia," a feature-length documentary about the lifelong mission of two Cambodian circus performers to join Canada's world-famous Cirque du Soleil, premiered at the 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival in California.

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