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  • Summary: At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch Peng Phan, a renowned actress in her own right, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of PrincessAt one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch Peng Phan, a renowned actress in her own right, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of Princess Bopha Devi as a symbol of their culture and heritage. Expand
  • Director: A. Todd Smith and Adam Pfleghaar
  • Genre(s): Action, Drama, Family, Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 91 min
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  1. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    May 6, 2014
    100
    But the directors elevate the picture to a level of emotional genius by filming the children's play as a full-on cinematic adaptation, shot and edited with seriousness and polish.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    May 6, 2014
    90
    The power of performing arts to restore hope to damaged young lives is marvelously captured in Still I Strive.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    May 8, 2014
    80
    It’s a marvelously imaginative conceit that transforms what could have been yet another dryly informative documentary into the realm of art.
  4. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    May 8, 2014
    70
    The innovative fictional narrative, woven throughout, demonstrates that many of these young actors have learned their lessons well.
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