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!


  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on