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    TRAILER | SLUMDOGS AT WACKEN: A TRUE METAL FAIRYTALE | New Doch Chkae documenatry

    This summer, the slumdog kids of Doch Chkae left Asia for the first time in their life to play at Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal festival. Their energetic show in front of a huge crowd was simply mind blowing. We are currently editing the documentary about their journey, it will be unveiled next month! And here is the first trailer, we hope it transports some of the excitement and positive energy that all people involved felt and won’t ever forget!

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    UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival will screen our documentary Slumdog Metal

    UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival will screen our documentary Slumdog Metal We are excited to announce that “Slumdog Metal”, our short documentary about the Cambodian band Doch Chkae is participating in the UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival in Hamburg & Kiel, and the screening will be in the real cinema!! Stop by on 7th of November for the movie, a Q&A and the premiere of the trailer for part 2, “Slumdogs at Wacken”

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    Doch Chkae Heading to WACKEN Open Air 2019!

    It’s really happening!! Doch Chkae, the Cambodian Death metal band from the slums of Phnom Penh will play at the Wacken Open Air this year! We are really glad that our documentary inspired the world’s largest metal festival to give these boys a chance and that their Visa-complications from last year were finally sorted out in an amazing team-effort. More than 10000 people signed a petition last year for the authorities to grant Doch Chkae the necessary visa to allow the young Cambodian band to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2018. Despite intense public campaigning and strong political efforts their application was unfortunately turned down in the end. Yet the band,…

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    Slumdog Metal: Cambodian Street Kids Scream For Their Lives

      Doch Chkae means “like a dog” in Khmer. It’s also the name of the death metal band founded by two orphans born in the slums of Phnom Penh. Theara, the lead singer of Doch Chkae grew up together with the guitarist Vichey. They ate and drink and slept in these garbage-covered slums. Theara and Vichey dropped out of school when they were 9 years old. They drove garbage trucks around the city and made a living picking up waste. Because of the involvement of the international NGO “Mom Against Poverty”, Theara and Vichey were able to continue their studies and no longer had to worry about making a living.…