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Welcome to LIFT issue 23

Welcome to LIFT issue 23

Considering that Lift is part of the Phnom Penh Post, a newspaper, it may seem a bit strange that this issue focuses on the power of film and TV. Though writing is a highly effective way for people to share information and ideas, we also know that for many people in Cambodia and around the world, watching movies or TV is a more significant part of their daily routine than reading books, newspapers or magazines.

Well-made films are not only entertaining; they can convey complicated information in a clear and simple way that anyone can understand. In this issue we introduce you to some of the best films that have been made about Cambodia, as well as the schools and organisations in the country that can help you make movies to share your perspective with the world. Filmmaking may not be for everyone, but great films can have a major impact on the people who see them and ultimately change society’s perception of the world around them. Look inside Lift to find out how movies can help you!


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all