A fight for housing rights!

Land evictions in Phnom Penh and the story of people fighting for their housing rights.

 

In 2007 many of the residents of Boeug Kak lake lost their home because of development projects. The lake was covered by largest urban wetland prior to the Shukaku Inc. land project.

Since then, the community have been protesting for their housing rights leading by charismatic personalities such as Yorn Bopha and Tep Vanny. This story is about their fights in the streets and at the court when Yorn Bopha was released from jail after spending a year behind bars.