Although Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world, they have their own circus school.

“There aren’t any arts in public schools,” says the Executive Director Eric Renault. That’s why at Phare Ponleu Selpak, children can learn not only to juggle but also how to play an instrument, how to dance and how to draw. But who needs the arts in a country where people earn only US$1,000 dollars on average a year? OXLAEY pays a visit for HKFP.

Ryan Anderson is a filmmaker and storyteller. He leads OXLAEY, a not-for-profit preserving Asia's cultural heritage through multimedia. You can see more at