Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Cambodia is in the midst of serious reform. Suspicion of election fraud is still in the headlines, accusations of large-scale human rights abuses are rampant, and sweatshop factory workers are threatening to unionize, provoking violent resistance against the organizers. Moreover, a massive economic land concession crisis has resulted in nearly

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A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

“Today,” remarks Sav Samourn, “everyone needs land.”
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance, A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as

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A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled this war-torn country. I was shocked by much of what I saw – the poverty, desperation, and corruption that plagued the country. But I was also deeply affected by the beauty that surrounded me –

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A River Changes Course

A River Changes Course

Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly 2.2 million hectares of land being reallocated from farmers and villagers to private firms. Since 2003, over 40,000 Cambodians have been affected by these large-scale land grabs. As companies push in to clear forests for

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