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Young filmmakers train a fresh lens on turbulent Cambodia

When Kavich Neang learned that Cambodian authorities were going to knock down the storied apartment building where he’d been raised and replace it with luxury condos, the young filmmaker’s first thought was to grab a video camera.

Young filmmakers train a fresh lens on turbulent Cambodia

Cambodian directors explore issues of identity and political change through films that have become the toast of the international festival circuit.

Chinese money transformed a sleepy beach town in Cambodia. Then came disaster

Ros Sitha was asleep with dozens of other construction workers on the unfinished second floor of the hotel they were building in the heart of this booming coastal city.

Review: ‘Funan’ marries stunning animation with genocidal terror

“Funan” is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

Excluded by banks, minorities in California became their own lenders

If you've ever been to a Cambodian-owned doughnut shop, fried chicken restaurant or jewelry store, there's a good chance it was financed by a tontine. 

He was deported for a crime he committed as a teen. Now a 30-year-old...

The hip-hop hit “A Lot,” by the rapper 21 Savage, boomed through the speakers at Phnom Penh’s Cool Lounge, the rapid-fire verses spilling from the bar onto the Cambodian capital’s hectic streets.

After three years in a foreign prison, a Cambodian political activist wonders how he...

If Cambodian government officials thought Meach Sovannara would stay quiet after they threw him in prison, they were wrong.

Long Beach resident held political prisoner in Cambodia is released

A Long Beach man who had been jailed in Cambodia for years after what many considered a sham court proceeding has been released from a notorious foreign prison.

Cambodia’s banned opposition party calls for boycott of ‘sham’ election

There may be 20 political parties competing in Cambodia’s general elections Sunday, but for opposition supporters such as Sin Chan Pov Rozeth, there really is no choice at all.

Joy, heartbreak and psychedelic surf rock power a fierce, funny ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

Psychedelic surf rock is not something Westerners generally associate with Cambodia. If we think about Cambodia at all, we might recall the murderous tyrant Pol Pot, who led the Khmer Rouge in executing more than a million Cambodians in the infamous Killing Fields in the mid-1970s.

‘Cambodian Rock Band’ looks at a brutal piece of history through music in its...

Eight years ago, one of playwright Lauren Yee's friends took her to see indie-rock band Dengue Fever.