Archive for the “Commentary” Category

The Myth of Progress

While many might feel that the real myth around here is the progress that we have made in actually finishing this film, it is, after many years, now finally nearing completion. We are still short of the funding that we need to finish, but we have started the editing process and it is going extremely […]

Phnom Penh after the elections

WARNING The slideshow contains graphic images. [portfolio_slideshow id=2842 size=full showcaps=true exclude_featured=true click=advance pagerpos=disabled] On Sunday night 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan died a few meters from where I was filming and taking pictures of violent clashes between what was ostensibly a mingled group of frustrated commuters unable to pass police blockades, CNRP supporters, local youths, and several thousand military police. The […]

Sam Rainsy Returns to Cambodia

The arrival yesterday of Sam Rainsy marks a shift in the political landscape of Cambodia. Rainsy is the leader of the opposition and had been living for almost four years in self imposed exile in France after being sentenced to more than 11 years in a case that many believe was politically motivated. On the […]

Article from author Darran Anderson about ‘The Cause of Progress’

Check out this very interesting article from author Darran Anderson on his time spent in Cambodia last year.        

Interview in the Phnom Penh Post

Film reveals human cost of Cambodia’s development BY SOO JIN KIM After three years spent filming the lives of three extraordinary individuals including an HIV-positive widow and a monk turned human-rights defender, a hard-hitting documentary about the human cost of development in Cambodia will be released next year. The Cause for Progress explores the impact […]