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Cambodia’s Art Stars Align in Exhibit at National Museum

An all-star lineup of Cambodian artists and photographers will open next week in Phnom Penh at an uncommon venue for modern art: the National Museum.

Indian Film Festival Brings Bollywood Back to Phnom Penh

While Indian film is synonymous with Bollywood for many casual moviegoers, the second edition of Indian Cinema Week in Phnom Penh seeks to highlight the diversity of productions from a country that makes more than 1,600 movies every year.

Metal Findings Give New Perspective on Angkorian History

New archeological dating is helping to settle two old mysteries: the story behind Baphuon monument, and why King Suryavarman I does not appear to have built his own temple.

Cambodian Artist Expresses Social Ills Through Paintings

Artist Hour Seyha's latest exhibition depicts the ravages of heavy alcohol consumption on Cambodian society.

In US, Cambodian Artists Reflect on Refugee Pasts

“Interlace,” an exhibition that opened in New York City on Friday night, features the work of three Cambodian artists who grew up in the U.S. after fleeing the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s and early ’80s.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts.

War Widows’ Husbands Remembered by Tools of Their Trade

Artwork and documents representing the memories of women who lost their husbands during the Khmer Rouge era or fighting during the early 1970s and ’80s will be exhibited on Sunday at the Sangker Art Space and Gallery in Battambang City.

Through Modern Dance, the Hopes and Fears of Refugees

In 1978, Neth Phoumary fled a Khmer Rouge work camp in Svay Rieng province on foot, with her infant son and handicapped daughter in a basket on her back and her 2-year-old daughter clutching her hand at her side.

Old Form Express Modern Issues Through Dance

In a departure from the themes that have long defined Khmer classical dances—love, hate and jealousy—proteges of renowned choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro are steering the form to focus on more grounded issues in their latest works.

Via Art, Franco-German Lessons for Cambodia and Vietnam

For nearly a century, France and Germany were sworn enemies, their hatred swelling during the 20th century’s two biggest wars. But today the countries are the E.U.’s backbone and have become allies, joining forces to handle the crisis that Europe now faces.

Davy Chou Wins Screenwriter’s Prize at Cannes

Davy Chou’s feature film “Diamond Island,” shot mostly in Phnom Penh and featuring an all Cambodian cast, was awarded the French Screenwriter and Author Society’s SACD prize on Thursday during the Cannes Film Festival.

Choeung Ek Dig Unearths Angkor-Era Kiln

In the cluttered backyard of an unassuming stilted house just down the road from the Killing Fields on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, archaeologists are digging up a relic of the country’s historical high point: a kiln that once furnished stoneware pottery across the Angkorian empire.

Rithy Panh Premiers New Film ‘Exile’ at Cannes

French-Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh, who has become a familiar figure at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, premiered his latest documentary on Friday during the festival’s Special Screenings.

A Foreign Visitor to Angkor—600 Years Ago

When Chinese diplomat Zhou Daguan was called back home in 1297 after spending nearly a year at King Indravarman III’s court at Angkor, he sat sat down to write a detailed report about the country he called Zhenla that is the basis for a striking new book.

Famed Cambodian Filmmaker Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Cambodian director Tea Lim Koun was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bangkok Asean Film Festival on Friday.

Local Artist Explores Divisiveness of Development

For artist Eng Rithchandaneth, Cambodia has become a fractured land. No longer a community, it is an environment in which business interests cause people to be evicted with no recourse and little or no compensation, she said on Friday.

Artists Illustrate the Lost World of Ratanakkiri’s Hill Tribes

A year ago, artists Poy Chhunly and Koeurm Kolab decided to visit Ratanakkiri province to paint hill tribes living in the forests before development and rubber plantations claimed the wilderness and pushed them out.

Experts Convene 2nd Council on Preah Vihear Temple

The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) for Preah Vihear held its second meeting in Siem Reap City on Monday to discuss ongoing efforts to preserve the 12th century Hindu temple and turn the majestic but remote site into a popular tourist destination.

Remote Angkorian Monument Ready for Makeover

Long beset by looting, theft and mismanagement, the sprawling 12th century Banteay Chhmar temple complex is about to get a second life as an international training ground for future archeologists and monument restoration specialists.

Choreographer Looks to Life for Inspiration

Seasoned choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro has turned the story of her cross-cultural courtship into a Khmer classical ballet, with original music by composer Him Sophy.