Kansouda Khammanivong and Xaysawanh Thammavong

Kansouda Khammanivong and Xaysawanh Thammavong’s short film, Depression, aims to deal with the topic of mental illness and familial pressures through an exploration of two teenage girls’ daily lives. LPFF is excited to see these young emerging filmmakers approach the complex topic of mental health in Laos in a different way. Xaysawanh and Kansouda have made a number of short films within @My Library workshops. In an effort to support the team’s capacity-building, LPFF has connected them with filmmaker and former LFF grantee Ka Xiong, who will act as a mentor for this project.