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It Takes a Village to Feed Cambodia’s Ravenous Ghosts

When the gates of hell open on Pchum Ben, communities gather to feed returning ancestors with sweet and savory rice cakes.

Capturing Cambodia on Camera

Having filmed Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie at Angkor Wat, written dozens of travel guides for Lonely Planet and produced videos for the BBC, National Geographic and Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, what’s next for Nick Ray, Principal at Phnom Penh-based Hanuman Films?

‘White Building’: London Review

Kavich Neang’s feature debut follows a young dancer who’s about to lose the only home he’s ever known.

Cambodia celebrates return of ancient Khmer sculptures from Douglas Latchford collection

Collector’s daughter has promised to return more than 100 important sculptures acquired by her father

How artefacts linked to indicted dealer ended up in Australian galleries

Pandora papers shed new light on dealings of alleged antiquities smuggler Douglas Latchford.

Offshore loot: how notorious dealer used trusts to hoard Khmer treasures

Pandora papers expose how Douglas Latchford shifted ownership of assets including plundered antiquities.

Five lost Cambodian artifacts returned to Cambodia from Britain

Five lost Cambodian artifacts, handed over by the family of the late antique collector Douglas Latchford, have been returned to Cambodia from Britain, a Cambodian spokesman said on Thursday (Sept 30).

Sin Setsochhata’s Moonlight Ballads

The singer is one of a new crop of Cambodian artists fusing new beats with sounds from the country’s golden age of pop.

Cambodians appease ‘hungry ghosts’ as Pchum Ben festival begins

Cambodians on Wednesday visited pagodas to mark the start of one of the country’s most important Buddhist festivals – Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors Festival or Hungry Ghosts Festival.

Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music

He and his singing partner, Ros Serey Sothea, drew from a wide range of Western and local influences. They disappeared after the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975.

Review: White Building

Cambodian filmmaker Kavich Neang’s White Building repeats a sage piece of advice, for when the going gets a little tough: when in need, dance.

A new Thai temple bears a likeness to Angkor Wat, and...

Pictures of a structure under scaffolding in Thailand were posted online, and commentators in Cambodia were quick to condemn its likeness to their pride and joy. Cultural and political tensions between the two countries have long been complicated when it comes to temples and claims over their sovereignty.

Cambodia selects ‘White Building’ as Oscar entry; first trailer revealed (exclusive)

Kavich Neang’s feature debut White Building has been selected to represent Cambodia in the best international feature film category for the 2022 Academy Awards.

‘White Building’: First Clip For Cambodian Drama, Jia Zhangke Among Producers...

Here’s a fun first clip for Venice Film Festival coming-of-age drama White Building, which will get its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

‘Karmalink’ Review: Past Lives and Future Dreams Collide in the First...

American director Jake Wachtel’s debut feature mixes Buddhism and AI to winning effect.

Venice Hidden Gem: Buddhism and Sci-Fi Converge in Cambodian Mystery ‘Karmalink’

American expat director Jake Wachtel was teaching a film course in Cambodia when inspiration struck for his futuristic reincarnation mystery 'Karmalink.' He then enlisted his two favorite students to star in the film and even help write the script.

A Local’s Guide to Cambodia

Street artist Fonki on his favorite urban islands and Phnom Penh’s growing art scene.

Cambodia prepares to consolidate platform of Bakan tower at famed Angkor...

Cambodia's Apsara National Authority (ANA) is preparing to carry out a project to consolidate the platform of Bakan tower at the famed Angkor Wat temple, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Cambodia upset over Thai temple’s resemblance to Angkor Wat

Temples are generally known to inspire peace and tranquillity, but a new 100 million baht temple complex in Northeastern Thailand has launched a feud with Cambodia which claims the temple is copying Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex in the world and the pride of Cambodian history and culture.

New Thai temple sparks controversy over claims it imitates Angkor Wat

A temple complex being constructed in the north-east of Thailand has become mired in controversy, after it was claimed the design was an attempt to replicate Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument.