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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 […]

Election Day in Cambodia

Below is a selection of images of the scenes around Stung Meanchey polling station yesterday. Sunday morning, I followed the venerable Loun Sovath as he voted in the national elections. These stood a great chance of being historic polls — a royal pardon had recently allowed the leader of the opposition party, Sam Rainsy, to […]

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 […]

It has been a long time.

It has been a very long time since I have posted on this blog, and a lot has happened since my last post. Most importantly, the Cambodian national elections will be held in July this year. The election results will form the conclusion to our film project, it will mean we have been filming in […]