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Archive for November, 2008

They’re rapping it up

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

At one point before the US elections we were assessing American influence in Cambodia, or what’s left of it, for Insight America, and besides hamburger joints and connections with the diaspora I couldn’t find much. Should have thought about those streetkids rapping their heart out… (VIJ2008094)

Same same but the same

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This afternoon, same scenario at Boeung Kak lake: The Special Intervention Unit of the Police stopped and detained a photographer and three documentary filmmakers who were filming the house which was toppled into the water by sand pumped into the lake by a development company which is reclaiming the land to… well yes: develop the […]

One down

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

A first house collapsed at Boeung Kak lake. After a respite during the Water Festival, Shukaku company resumed the pumping of sand in the lake since a few days. Members of the Special Intervention Unit prevented access to the site to journalists. One photographer was roughed up a bit and held for questioning some time.

Sweat seat

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

This is the seat the accused of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal will sit in… (VIJ2008092)

Elephants weep too

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

The first Cambodian Rock Opera “Where Elephants Weep” is set for premiere in a couple of days. (story VIJ2008091) CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/11/2008: Break during rehearsals of Where the Elephants Weep at Chenla theater.

Two more

Monday, November 24th, 2008

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 21/11/2008: Bodyguards at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) during the 14th plenary of the Government-Private Sector Forum Just updated my website with two more stories: Cambodia Government-Private Forum and Cambodia US Elections

Name Cards Forum

Friday, November 21st, 2008

More than 600 representatives from the government, the private sector, embassies, and development agencies came together at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) for the 14th plenary of the Government-Private Sector Forum. (VIJ2008087)

Rithy Panh Movie

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I just updated my website with a series on Rithy Panh shooting an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ novel “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique”. The film should be released beginning of January. (VIJ2007040)