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Shanghai: Chinese Auteur Jia Zhangke Strikes Film Production Deal in Cambodia

Jia's Xstream Pictures has struck a co-production deal with Anti-Archive for the development of 'Building,' marking the Chinese auteur's first foray into one of Southeast Asia's emerging film markets.

Annecy: ’Sorya,’ ‘Tistou’ Win Mifa Pitches Awards

Denis Do’s “Sorya” and Amandine Taffin’s “Tistou of the Green Thumbs” –both from France– took feature kudos at the 2019 Mifa Pitches Awards, the first honors announced at Annecy and devoted to projects pitched in various categories/showcases: Feature Films, TV Series and Specials, Short Films and Animation du Monde.

Review: ‘Funan’ marries stunning animation with genocidal terror

“Funan” is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

NGO film addressing domestic violence wins Australian award

A social media campaign created by Siem Reap-based NGO This Life Cambodia to tackle domestic violence is gaining international recognition having just won the Best Social Media Campaign of the Year award at the Not-For-Profit Technology Awards in Australia, as well as being a finalist for the global Grassroots Justice Prize.

Funan follows in the footsteps of Persepolis and Grave of the Fireflies

Director Denis Do’s film about the Cambodian genocide is a deeply personal one.

Denis Do on Drawing Out the Tragic Past of Cambodia in the Devastating “Funan”

On using pen and paint to make sense of a genocide in this riveting and deeply felt animated drama based on the experience of his family.

See ‘Surviving Bokator’ during special screening at Khmer Arts Academy

Two years ago, the pre-release of “Surviving Bokator,” a documentary film about how aging genocide survivor and Grandmaster, San Kim Sean tried to resurrect an ancient...

The Khmer Rouge — in an Animated Movie

Funan has a wrenching but important message for young viewers.

‘Funan’ Director Denis Do on Choosing Empathy Over Violence for His Deeply Personal Tale

From writer/director Denis Do, making his feature film debut, comes a true-to-life story about the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1975 and how it upended the lives of a Cambodian family, just one among many.

Exclusive: ‘Funan’ Director Denis Do Reveals His Personal Connection to the Harrowing True Story

Funan, the upcoming GKIDS release from co-writer/director Denis Do in his feature directorial debut, tells a deeply personal tale from Do’s own family history.

The Monks Community Forest — a battlefield jungle turned nature preserve

Story told in a film released Monday to mark Remembrance Day.

Rithy Panh, President of the Caméra d’or Jury

Revealed by the Festival in 1994 with his first fiction film, The Rice People, Cambodian director Rithy Panh will preside over this year’s Caméra d’or Jury.

‘Funan’ Exclusive Trailer: GKids Gets Animated Over Cambodian Survival Drama

"'Funan' is the story of a family. Of a woman...My mother," the director said of his animated film about the Khmer Rouge's cruelties.

Daze of Justice Documentary Airing Renews Questions Over Khmer Rouge Justice

The film, produced by Michael Siv, himself a survivor, follows the group as they give testimony in Case 002 against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, the last two remaining senior regime leaders.
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First Teaser for Animated Film ‘Funan’ About Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge

"You can't give up, Chou." GKids has debuted the first official US teaser trailer for an animated film from France titled Funan, the feature directional debut of filmmaker Denis Do.

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A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in rents, sources say.