Sunday, January 19, 2020

Film

Rod Rathjen on Why Human Trafficking Tale ‘Buoyancy’ Had to be Made as Fiction

Australian Rod Rathjen’s first film as director, “Buoyancy” is a powerful dramatization of human trafficking within Thailand’s offshore fishing fleet. Shot largely in Khmer and Thai, and selected as Australia’s foreign-language Oscar contender, it may also be a role model for cultural sensitivity and activism.

Australian Movie on Bonded Labor in Thai Fishing Sector Receives Acclaim

Australian movie “Buoyancy” that follows the life of a Cambodian boy being trafficked into working on a Thai fishing trawler – mirroring real life stories – has won the Best Youth Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.

The Killing Fields Actor Killed in 1996 L.A. Shooting Told World About Brutal Khmer...

People Magazine Investigates explores the international intrigue surrounding the 1996 slaying of Dr. Haing Ngor, a Cambodian genocide survivor who became an actor in the United States.

Oscars: Australia Selects ‘Buoyancy’ for International Feature Film Category

The human trafficking thriller filmed in the Thai and Khmer languages has won awards at the Berlin and Melbourne International Film Festivals

‘Dear Kobe’ – the True Story of Survival and Escape as Former Cambodian Army...

It's all in the new non-fiction book titled 'Dear Kobe,' where 75-year-old Sidoeun Sean tells his dramatic story in a letter to his little son, Kobe.

Singapore-based online documentary service expands into Southeast Asia

With easy internet access and fast-growing tech communities in Cambodia, people who are willing to pay for entertaining and educational content can now try a new documentary video streaming service.

The Philippines’ Box Office Hit Hello, Love, Goodbye Hits Local Theaters in Cambodia

Hello, Love, Goodbye explores the dynamics behind this polar opposite reality in a story that resonates with people from all walks of life.

‘Such brutality’: tricked into slavery in the Thai fishing industry

A survivor’s graphic memoir and a feature film reveal horrific exploitation and violence on the high seas – and the shame of the world’s complicity.

No Show! Angelina Jolie Turns Her Back On Cambodia Town Film Festival After Maddox...

A-list actress snubs event in son’s home country.

What Our Editor Learned by Speaking to Hundreds of Filmmakers

Mekado Murphy makes the “Anatomy of a Scene” video series for The Times, which asks directors to explain a sequence from one of their films moment by moment.

Cambodia’s Foreign-Language Oscar Hope Deals With Stories and Songs That Define Genocide Generation

'In the Life of Music,' co-directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, traces romance before, during and after the murderous Killing Fields of the Communist Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s.

White Building Documentary Garners Global Awards, Praise for Young Cambodian Filmmaker

After premiering earlier this year, “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” picked up NETPAC Award for best Asian film in February at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary Feature at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May.

Cambodia town film festival explores days before, during and after the Khmer Rouge

Rap music, “thug life,” mental health, refugee struggles and heritage protection are among the subjects explored during the seventh-annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF), which takes over the Art Theatre in Long Beach this weekend with new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts, and a rereleased classic.

Kathryn, Alden in Cambodia for ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ premiere

Star Cinema's OFW drama “Hello, Love, Goodbye” made its debut in Cambodian cinemas on Sunday, with lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards flying to the Southeast Asian nation for the premiere.

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.

‘Jailbreak’ on Netflix: Stop Trying to Hack Your Account and Watch a Fun Action...

If you’re hoping to figure out how to jailbreak your Netflix account—aka if you’re looking to find a way to unlock hidden features that would allow you to access more TV shows and films, possibly for free—I can’t help you.

How Anti-Archive, a young set of filmmakers, is changing the face of Cambodian cinema

Set up in 2014, the company is a veritable hothouse for emerging Cambodian talent, with their work celebrated around the world.

Oscars: Cambodia Picks ‘In the Life of Music’ for International Feature Film Category

Directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, the drama follows a family's life during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Award-winning film In the Life of Music on journey to Oscars 2020

After winning the Audience Choice Narrative Feature award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) in November, In the Life of Music has followed this up by being selected to represent Cambodia in the International Feature Film Award at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, in February next year.

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Monitoring of Cambodia vs. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin

In mid-2019, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights monitored the criminal trial of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin in Cambodia as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.