Cambodia’s cash-strapped cyclo drivers treated to pedal-in movie

Presented with a movie, meal, medicines and a $20 cash handout, Cambodia’s cyclo taxi drivers received a rare treat at the weekend and a brief distraction from hard times as the coronavirus takes a toll on tourism.

Hundreds of drivers who are struggling to make ends meet were seen sprawled out in their pedal-driven vehicles during the special screening on Saturday, when a makeshift movie theatre sprang up in a grassy yard in the capital Phnom Penh.

They were shown the new film “Fathers” by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver’s daily battle to support his family.

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