Cambodia International Film Festival

REMEMBER – Chapter 1 – The True People

REMEMBER - Chapter 1- The True People poster

REMEMBER - Chapter 1 - The True People

ចងចាំ - ផ្នែកទី១ - ជនជាតិដើមសុទ្ធ

by Iris Johner, Pehuen Grotti

Mexico/2023/30 min


ដោយអ៊ីរីស ចនណឺ និងពេហឿន ក្រូទី



“To preserve nature means to preserve ourselves.”

In March 2022, the two filmmakers backpacked their way to the last tropical rainforest in North America – South Chiapas, Mexico – to encounter the native LACANDON PEOPLE, the last direct descendants of the Mayas, on their sacred land. The Lacandons like to call themselves the ‘True People’ because of the essential relationship they have kept engaging with their environment, community and traditions. The directors spent two months immersed in their forest, culture and cosmology, deeply moved. What stood out from our experience was the paramountcy of the Lacandons’ relationship to nature – to their forest – with which they cultivate a perfectly harmonious horizontal relationship, belonging so profoundly that they are blended with it.


នៅខែមីនា ២០២២ យើង​បាន​ទៅទស្សនា​តំបន់ជីប៉ាស់ភាគខាងត្បូងនៃប្រទេសម៉ិកស៊ិច ជួបជនជាតិដើមឡាកង់ដុងដែលជាកូនចៅជំនាន់ក្រោយរបស់ជនជាតិម៉ាយ៉ា នៅលើដែនដីពិសិដ្ឋរបស់ពួកគេ។ ពួកគេហៅខ្លួនឯងថា«ជនជាតិដើមសុទ្ធ» ដែលមានទំនាក់ទំនងយ៉ាងជ្រៅជាមួយធម្មជាតិ។ ការរស់នៅពីរខែជាមួយពួកគេធ្វើឱ្យយើងដឹងពីភាពចុះសម្រុងរបស់ពួកគេជាមួយធម្មជាតិ ជាចំណងមិនអាចកាត់ផ្ដាច់ពីគ្នាបាន។