Chanthy plays in the stairwell of the municipal housing block where she lives..Chanthy, a young girl, learns the Apsara traditional Khmer dance style, at the School of Beaux Arts outside Phnom Penh. This dance style is particularly inspired by thousands of Apsara statues found at Angkor Wat and performed by the Cambodia Royal Ballet. Chanthy lives with her family in Phnom Penh, her father is a policeman, and her family lives in a municipal apartment block surrounded by other families. Chanthy has good friends including a Chinese girl who is mentally handicapped and lives next door. She loves to visit Phnom Penh city and sites with her mother and father, on his scooter.