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David Puttnam

Puttnam Mentor at Kampot Writers and Readers Festival

Puttnam Mentor at Kampot Writers and Readers Festival

19 October, 2016

Kampot Writers and Readers Festival helps Cambodians tell their stories

With low levels of literacy in Cambodia, it comes as no surprise that storytelling makes up a strong part of the country’s cultural heritage – something that is being showcased at the second Kampot Writers and Readers Festival.

David Puttnam, producer of Hollywood films Midnight Express and The Killing Fields – the latter set during the Cambodian civil war in the 1970s – will travel from Britain to be one of the mentors on a four-day Media Lab, hosted in partnership with BBC Media Action and OnePlus Media. The sessions will see 30 applicants hone their skills in writing for film, radio, TV and social media, and media arts production techniques.

 

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