Where I Go
Where I Go (Cambodia) – 56 min
Directed by Kavich Neang
San Pattica is a mixed Cambodian-Cameroonian son whose father came to work in Cambodia in 1992-1993, a period of the first Cambodia election after the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed. Since his parents left home for many years, Pattica was raised by his grandmother. Challenge and difficulty in his family forced his grandmother to bring Pattica to study and live in an orphanage in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Pattica has become more interested in knowing about his own identity since he is a victim of discrimination in his daily life.
A former student of Rithy Panh, emerging Cambodian director Neang Kavich chooses subjects from his own neighbourhood, resulting in the intimate storytelling of Where I Go. With understated compassion and nuance, Kavich captures Pattica on his quest to trace the whereabouts of his father, on a sobering journey that ultimately leads back to himself.
Born in 1987, grew up in the iconic White Building, a community of artists in the heart of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He studied at the Asian Film Academy and graduated from Limkokwing University. In 2010, he made his third short documentary, A Scale Boy, under the guidance of Rithy Panh. Where I Go is his first mid-length film.