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The Storm Makers

A Feature film by Guillaume Suon

Produced by Tipasa Production

Production year : 2014

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Tipasa Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

Cat & Docs

Foreign production company :

Bophana Production

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


This documentary exposes Cambodia’s prevalent human trafficking system, a large network in which huge numbers of young Cambodian women are sold as slaves to various countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. “Storm makers” refers to the system and the people that evoke tears in its victims, predominantly poor and uneducated young women and their parents. The film focuses on three people in different positions to reveal the workings and effects of human trafficking. Aya, who was exploited for two years in Malaysia and became pregnant after being raped, Ming Dy, who sold his daughter and Pou Houy, a professional dealer who has recruited and sold over 500 women. After throwing the women into hell, Pou Houy goes to church and hopes to attain salvation, his hypocrisy inciting our fury. Aya’s confession that she abuses her baby because the baby reminds her of her trauma is painful to hear. The composed camera seems to request not immediate rage or sympathy, but rationality that will grasp the details of trafficking and help stop the “storm makers.”



The Storm Makers

Excerpt Eng Subs

Full credits (5)

Executive Producer :

Julien Roumy

Foreign Producer :

Rithy Panh

Music Composer :

Marc Marder

Screenwriter :

Guillaume Suon

Director of Photography :

Guillaume Suon

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Cambodia

Original French-language productions :


Production year :


French release :

Runtime :

1 h 6 min

Current status :

Approval :

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Festival Selections

BIFF - 2014

BIFF (South Korea, 2014)


Wide Angle