Without any fear of prosecution and without losing a thought on these dozens of women they have violated.perspektive - the Nuremberger Human Rights Film Festival/Germany, Documenta Madrid/Spain, document 8 - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival/ Scotland, Vienna International Shorts/Vienna (special mention by the jury), Rokumentii Rock Filmfestival/Finland, SHOOT-Me Filmfestival/The Netherlands, Bunker Filmfestival/The Netherlands, shortynale/Austria (special prize of the jury), JIHLAVA IDFF/Czech Republic, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival/China, this human world/Vienna Violence against women is widespread in Cambodia.
Recently, so-called "gang rapes" (known as "bauk" - literally "plus" in Khmer) have increasingly been reported.
Bauk is usually carried out when two young men take a woman, usually a sex worker in a guest house, and meet between four and 10 of their friends, often young people, with the sole purpose of raping her.
Often the perpetrators are drugged, with reported widespread use of methamphetamine (street names include Meth, Glass, Ice, Crystal, Yaba, Yama, etc.).
A survey conducted by a local human rights NGO found that 40% of women and girls voluntarily work as sex workers, while 60% have been forced into prostitution.
K11 - Confessions of a Sex Tourist (documentary)This self-financed and -produced documentary about a Swiss sex tourist in Cambodia is one of the rare glimpses into the world of (child) prostitution from the perspective of the perpetrator.
The film's title refers to the former notorious red light district Svay Pak, 11 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Svay Pak gained worldwide fame primarily as the number one destination for foreign men with a predilection for young girls.Svay Pak was officially shut down in 2005, after massive international pressure.However, selling young women and girls did not stop there; the transactions were simply relocated to backyards.K11 – Confessions of a Sex Tourist: Austria, 2009, 30min, German with English Subtitles (Directors Cut: 38min)A business man in his forties openly talks about his activities as a Sex Tourist, unaware of the hidden camera.About his tricks to lure young girls into his hotel, his perverse slip-offs, while he ignores international laws that protect young Sex Workers.