Conveying the complexities – emotional and historical – of forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge through art is no easy task. But the dancers and musicians of the Sophiline Arts Ensemble and Khmer Arts delivered on just that over the weekend to three sold out audiences at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Theatre. Read More…
New York Times. By ANGELINA JOLIE FEB. 2, 2017
Refugees are men, women and children caught in the fury of war, or the cross hairs of persecution. Far from being terrorists, they are often the victims of terrorism themselves. Read More….
Following the Cambodian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia Saturday, co-screenwriter, rights activist and author of the book that inspired the movie, Loung Ung, spoke to PEOPLE about what it was like working on set, the challenges of portraying the Cambodian genocide on film and eating tarantulas to lighten the mood among the cast and crew. Read more….
Phnom Penh Post. 12 January 2017 by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
The world premiere of Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated film First They Killed my Father is set for February 18 in Siem Reap, seven months before its release on Netflix. read more….
Netflix is proud to announce that the Cambodian premiere of First They Killed My Father will take place on 18th February in Cambodia. Read More….
Can the Hollywood star’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past? Read More >>
BY Anne Field For Forbes
You can call it the Airbnb of unusual travel experiences. But that wouldn’t really do this social enterprise justice.
Backstreet Academy is a one-year-old peer-to-peer online platform through which tourists visiting Asia can sign up for experiences unique to that locale, activities the usual sightseer wouldn’t take part in. (Examples: cooking tarantulas, which apparently is a big thing in Cambodia; fishing on the Mekong; wood carving in Kathmandu; wine-making in Laos.)