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Rithy Panh’s new film–The Missing Picture wins top prize at Cannes

Cambodia’s Unseen Horrors

Richard Bernstein–New York Review of Books, 10/8/2013
missing-picture-1_jpg_470x338_q85“….The images that do not exist form the “missing picture” of Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s newest documentary, which won a top prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is being screened at the New York Film Festival this fall. (It will be more widely released in the United States in the spring.) The Missing Picture is not a systematic history of the KR era, but it follows the chronology of events, beginning with a brief recollection of Phnom Penh when it was still a languid and abundant Southeast Asian city, perfumed with the scent of jasmine.”
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Cambodia’s tipping point

August 16, 2012 Phnom Penh Post Op Ed piece by Theary Seng. Cambodia is undergoing a phenomenon, the beginning of “Cambodia flourishing”, if you will. Even amidst the high-tension political brinkmanship, Cambodia has reached the tipping point, that is slowly but surely ushering in the Cambodia Spring. Cambodia’s Tipping Point

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Rethinking Cambodia’s political transformation

Malay Mai, 8/11/2012…”While many analysts attribute CPP’s decline and CNRP’s rising popularity to demographic change,…, my perspective emphasises two factors — the people’s desire to improve their livelihoods and CNRP’s innovative election campaign policy targeting household income.” Read Full Article by Kimly Ngoun, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at The Australian National University.