Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father Film, Loung Ung, Netflix Original Movie

First They Killed My Father Author Reveals What It Was Like Working with Angelina Jolie’s Kids on Set

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….

Cambodia, Cambodian Cooking

Teaching Tourists How To Cook Tarantulas In Cambodia

TJamon-Mokeaching Tourists How to Cook Tarantulas in Cambodia

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.)


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Bestselling Cambodian author Loung Ung speaks with UNHCR

“When you name the things that scare you it gives you power over them” – Bestselling Cambodian author Loung Ung speaks with UNHCR.

Cambodian –born Author, Activist and Lecturer Loung Ung was only 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge ordered the evacuation of her home city of Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975. Four years of violent warfare and genocide ensued. Under the leadership of Pol Pot, two million Cambodians lost their lives, including Loung’s parents and two sisters. read more…