Directed by Rodney Rascona, RED DIRT ROAD follows the life of Hab Saly, a young woman who believed there was more to life than working so hard for so little, in the oppressive garment factories in Phnom Penh. With a backdrop of the 1974 Khmer Rouge atrocities that permanently scared Cambodian life, Saly's vision is equally full of dreams for her future and the never-to-be forgotten ghosts from the past. Overcoming multiple odds and with minimal education, Saly was determined to learn how to be a seamstress, to chase her dreams and return to a simple, peaceful life in the jungle with her family. Her world soon changed when life brought first world women to her village who wanted to help developing world women... enjoy a better life. We lift the veil to the lives of humble yet very courageous women living in the jungles of rural Cambodia, who with western women as loving mentors, help Saly realize her dreams, let go of her ghosts, and become part of a vast global sisterhood where everything is possible.
 
CONGO AID - FHCONGO / US AID

CONGO AID - FHCONGO / US AID

SARAH'S STORY - UNF-GACC

SARAH'S STORY - UNF-GACC

 

Rodney Rascona

RODNEY is a veteran photographer and director with a career spanning 3 decades and 46 countries. His images blend high level aesthetic and compassion, in the creation of photographic and cinematic portraits, which drive heartfelt messages at the core of the human spirit. Rodney was awarded International Photographer of the Year: Deeper Perspective by the LUCIE Foundation out of 20,000 nominations for his iconic portraits, "Pink Door Photographs," of post earthquake survivors in Haiti.

Tasked with raising awareness to some of the 21st century’s most pressing global issues [2004 Southeast Asia Tsunami, the Haitian earthquake, the Somali/Kenya exodus, Ethiopian Famine, Post-Genocide Rwanda, Women's Rights in Congo, Philippines typhoon Haiyan, Global Women's Health], consistently delivering frame-by-frame impact.

Commercial clients include [DHL, Hyatt, Rockwell, Jaguar, AUDI, Opel, Lincoln, Abbott Labs, Sanofi-Aventis] - specializing in poignant portraits for influential NGOs [United Nations Foundation, MEDAIR, USAID, Food for the Hungry]. Notably, Rodney's documentary Black Inside, enjoyed the coveted Grand Prix-Best Corporate Film at the Deauville Green Awards in Normandy.