Cambodia Vintage B&W Film Footage ~ Phnom Penh in 1965 Phnom Penh is pretty much still the same today, in terms of what people are doing in everyday life. But with a much larger population. Somehow it seems like people were more sophisticated then. At that time Phnom Penh was known as “The Pearl of […]
City of Ghosts is a 2002 American crime thriller film co-written, directed by and starring Matt Dillon. It’s about a con artist who must go to Cambodia to collect his share of money from an insurance scam. The film was made in Cambodia, in locations that include Phnom Penh and the Bokor Hill Station.
Graves Without A Name ~ A new film by Rithy Panh These films crush me. Especially as I walk amongst the survivors of this tragedy every day. Like a shadow, it cannot be erased but is always lurking in the unspoken background. The Cambodian people are amazing, that’s why I choose to live here.
From Indiegogo: A traditional healer in a Cambodian village uses stern methods to treat the mentally ill. He gets humiliated and locked up when a Psychiatrist from the city intervenes and proves him wrong. Having lost all respect and hungry for revenge, the Healer tracks down the Psychiatrist and stalks his family. The Healer breaks […]
To cast the children in the film, Jolie looked at orphanages, circuses, and slum schools, specifically seeking children who had experienced hardship. In order to find their lead, to play young Loung Ung, the casting directors set up a game, rather disturbing in its realism: they put money on the table and asked the child […]