Story of Hoksan AN

Synopsis: I am Hoksan AN, I am really lucky that I was born and to grow up in Prek Toal located in Battambang province in Cambodia, with a beautiful and quiet floating village with our floating house, where is my life skills helped me to gain a tertiary education also working in nearby Siem Reap. My parents and their parents were born in the floating village (Prek Toal). They are got married during the Polpot genocide. There are 8 people in my family and I have five sisters. My two older sisters died during the Polpot genocide, so now I have only one older sister and two young sisters. My family is not rich and we have only fishing to support our life. My village (Prek Toal) is a floating village. We have a dry season and a wet season for 6 months each. During dry season, the villager’s fish around the side of the Tonle Sap lake. In the middle the water is low - some places is 1 m, 2m and 3m deep. Some of them grow vegetables for eating and for sale. In the wet season, the water is very high and the villagers go fishing inside the forests, rivers, lakes...not in the middle of the Tonle Sap lake.

Submitted by: Hoksan AN

Story Type: Documentary

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23 comments on “Story of Hoksan AN”

  1. Onukaogu Cardinal

    This is really nice. Your story seems quite intriguing and adventurous. And fun also I must add.
    I’m sure this story will inspire a lot of people around the world. Really impressive. Good luck to you always.

  2. I look forward to hearing more about Hoksan, his family, and the way of life in the floating village. This story is already so inspiring just hearing about the overcoming of adversity and I can feel the gratitude for life coming through Hoksan’s writing of his story.

  3. I have always wanted to visit a floating village. I have heard about them in Indonesia but was interested to learn that they are also in Cambodia. Life would be so different here, I would love to see this film made, see how these people live day to day.

  4. Wow, what a different way of living. I couldn’t imagine how it would be like living in the water.
    Can’t wait for this story!

  5. How cute would the kids be having their morning swim in the lake! I’ve seen some really lovely photos of this village. The video will be great 👍

  6. I’m fascinated by this story. I wonder what challenges they face everyday or is it just the normal.

  7. This film sounds like it will be an eye-opening look at life in Cambodia’s floating villages. Can’t wait!”

  8. Stories of people giving back to their communities always inspire me. Gots to watch this one.

  9. I’m so excited to see how this man is making a difference in the lives of those in the floating village.

  10. The theme of environmental advocacy and community development is something I always look for in a movie.

  11. I love stories about people who use their success to help others. This film is going to be amazing.

  12. I can’t wait to see the beautiful scenery of Cambodia’s floating villages and learn about their unique culture.

  13. I’m always looking for movies that make a difference and shed light on important issues. This one sounds like it fits the bill.

  14. I’m always on the lookout for documentaries that inspire me to make a difference in my own community. Must watch!

  15. I’m sure this film will be a beautiful portrayal of Cambodia’s floating villages and the people who call them home.

  16. Can’t wait to see how this man is making a positive impact on the people and environment in Cambodia’s floating villages.

  17. I’m a big fan of movies that shed light on important issues and inspire positive change. Can’t wait

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