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Projecting the Past

The home premiere of “The Last Reel” at the Cambodian International Film Festival this weekend comes hot on the heels of its success last month at the Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won the Spirit of Asia Award for first-time director Kulikar Sotho.

The Weight of Living

The feature film “The Gate,” presented during the Cambodian International Film Festival, starts with the actor portraying Francois Bizot stressing what has haunted him for 40 years: the fact that he owes his life to a man who killed thousands.

Still Life

Kim Hak's exhibition "Alive" is among the diverse tales told by photographers taking part in the 2014 Angkor Photo Festival.

Through Art Gallery, Foundation Seeks New Development Ideas

The powerful artworks that The Asia Foundation currently has displayed in its reception room turned art gallery are at the center of the organization’s plan to trigger innovative thinking about Phnom Penh’s development.

Phnom Penh’s Curbside Cuisine

Though the capital is no stranger to vendors peddling noodles, soups or snails from carts, a fleet of food trucks offering international fare have rolled into the city.

Beyond the Stage

The idea of conducting a survey of performing artists’ salaries and working conditions in Cambodia was born of necessity, said Phloeun Prim, director of Cambodian Living Arts.

Carnival, Roll On

As normalcy resumes after the three days of festivities, carnival workers from across the country who made homes in and around their rides and attractions on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula this past week are preparing to do it all over again.

Boats Flying By

“Today happens to be the third day of the traditional ‘Water Festival,” and at night, when the sun turns copper red, the banks of the great river suddenly come to life…the long racing boats flying by in the frothy swirl of the waves.”

In Phnom Penh, a Grand Urban Plan That Never Came to...

Designed by a team of architects headed by Vann Molyvann, the Bassac River Front complex was an ambitious project to develop 24 hectares of prime riverfront land with affordable housing units, cultural centers and other public buildings. "But history got in the way."

Abandoned Young: NGOs Struggle to Care for Country’s Disabled Children

Southeast Asia’s first insane asylum, the famous Prek Tnot hospital in Kandal province now houses the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health—Cambodia’s only mental-health facility dedicated to children.

Angkorian Guide: New Booklet Describes Developments in Historical Park

A small book recently published by the organization Sipar has accomplished what no other guidebook on the Angkor Archaeological Park has managed to do.

The Magic of Khmer Classical Dance Back in Phnom Penh

From the very first moments of the ballet “Thunder and Lightning,” the audience is transported to a different time, swept away by the strength and beauty of Khmer classical dance.

Sports in Limbo

As the 17th Asian Games get underway in Incheon, South Korea, Cambodian athletes past and present look to history to shape the future of sports in their country.

Cambodia’s Angels

The premise may sounds familiar: Three women private detectives shadow suspicious characters, use cutting-edge spy equipment to gather evidence, can unlock any door in seconds, and of course are attractive.

Embassy Showcases Work by Indian Woman Artists

The Indian Embassy’s exhibition “Women by Women,” featuring the work of 60 Indian women artists, presents a vision of women that goes beyond the obvious themes.

Film Festival Returns to Celebrate Classics

More than 50 films celebrating laughter from around the world will be shown across Phnom Penh next week as the Memory! Film Festival returns to the city for its second year.

Author Madeleine Thien Writes of How the Khmer Rouge Nightmare Keeps...

The name of the main character in Madeleine Thien’s book “Dogs at the Perimeter” is Janie. But this is just the name she took after escaping Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge at the age of 11, and seeking refuge in Canada.

Indian Buddhist Art Festival Set to Open at Wat Ounalom

More than 70 artists and Buddhist monks from India will be taking part in a festival celebrating art forms associated with Buddhism, which opens this afternoon in Phnom Penh.

Leave King Out of Politics, Royal Cabinet Demands

The Royal Palace has released a statement demanding that King and Queen Mother’s names be left out of politics and asked people not to “exploit” their names for political ends, state media claimed Thursday.

Chea Vichea Remembered 10 Years After Slaying

Ten years ago Wednesday, union leader Chea Vichea walked to his favorite newsstand in front of Wat Lanka to read the day’s headlines: Prime Minister Hun Sen had ordered spending cuts, health officials were trying to handle the first outbreak of bird flu in Southeast Asia and celebrations for Chinese New Year were underway.