On February 9, Cambodian Children’s Fund held an outdoor screening of the new Khmer film Jailbreak for 700 children and their families – some of whom had never been to a cinema before – in Stung Meanchey. The children were delighted when they also got a surprise visit from superstar singers Kmeng Khmer, who took selfies with the kids before they settled in for the movie with popcorn. The event was supported by local companies including WML+, Legend Cinema, KFC Cambodia and Pepsi Cambodia. Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson, a former Hollywood producer and director, also attended the event. He said the purspose of the screening was to encourage the children of the Stung Meanchey community landfill – who call him “papa” – to pursue their interests, including acting. Photos by Hong Menea
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