First They Killed My Father

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In 2017, the movie First They Killed My Father was released. It was directed by Angelina Jolie, and producers included the acclaimed Cambodian filmmaker, Rithy Pahn. It is based on thel book of the same name by Loung Ung, who was a child during the Khmer Rouge times. The movie is available on Netflix. From Goodreads: One of seven children of …

Cambodian Photography – Part 2

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As noted in the previous post, Cambodian photography is developing, though it’s clear that the hiatus of the Khmer Rouge years and subsequent Vietnamese administration left a hole all aspects of culture in the country. Zhuang Wubin, in ‘Photography in Southeast Asia‘ (2016) makes the point that a strictly linear look at photographic development is inappropriate. Much ‘Cambodian’ photography reflects …