This is one of the most fascinating documentaries from this year. It’s is shot in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital. Death and traffic is the central theme.
The people of Hunger TV followed some freelance calamity journalists who mostly work at night to pick the news of the street. The street is understood here in the literal meaning as it applies in particular to traffic accidents.
The documentary gives a good impression of the lives of the journalists. And the horrors of drinking and driving because that image does stay. 80% of drivers have been drinking during night driving.
Social advertising is always intended to provide a solution to a problem, in contrast to documentaries. ‘Nightcrawlers of Phnom Penh’ has it both because it shows the horror of alcohol in traffic.
Hunger was launched in November 2011 as a biannual magazine from photographer and publisher, Rankin. It is also a website mostly publishing about photography. They spoke to the ‘Nightcrawlers’ directors Max Cutting, James Dougan & Dan Ridgeon. Read the interview here.