Cambodia International Film Festival

Salt In Their Veins

Salt in their Veins poster

Salt In Their Veins


by Rita Hencke

United Kingdom/2024/17 min


ដោយរីតា ហេនខឺ



East Indonesia. Communities of sea people live a life that ties them closely to the marine environment. They are known as Bajo, descendants of former sea nomads who were once roaming the ocean to fish and trade.

While the short film portraits the Bajos’ deeply rooted relationship with the sea, it also shows the concerns of small-scale fishing communities heavily relying on healthy eco systems to survive. Impacted by overfishing, marine pollution, environmental threats, and biodiversity loss, their lives have changed drastically over the years.

Some individuals turn to harmful fishing methods, that have devastating effects for the health of the reefs.


នៅប្រទេសឥណ្ឌូនេស៊ីភាគខាងកើត ជនជាតិបាជូមានចំណងទាក់ទងជ្រាលជ្រៅនឹងសមុទ្រ។ ខ្សែភាពយន្តខ្លីនេះស្វែងយល់ពីចំណងទាក់ទងនេះ និងការដោះស្រាយបញ្ហានេសាទហួសប្រមាណ និងការបំពុលសមុទ្រនាំឱ្យជីវិតពួកគេផ្លាស់ប្ដូរអស់។ អ្នកខ្លះងាកទៅរកវិធីនេសាទដែលបង្កគ្រោះថ្នាក់ និងប៉ះពាល់ដល់ផ្កាថ្មដែលជាជម្រកសត្វសមុទ្រ។