Jungle Guard

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Jungle Guard, directed by Makara Ouch, in his work with the Cambodian Sleuk Rith Institute (founded by Youk Chhang, of DC-Cam), will be released in 2019. Details are here. But looking at the still images, I have a question. Makara is a very talented Cambodian photographer and film maker. I know from personal experience that he has a deep sense …

Nine Inspirations

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One of the vacation exercises is to comment on nine inspirations. So, here goes. 1. Annemarie Prins. I have only recently discovered her work, through conversations with Cambodian photographers. Annemarie, a Dutch theatre director and playwright, created the play Breaking the Silence, in 2009. The play is based on many interviews she conducted with Khmer Rouge survivors. The work was …