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!


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • 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

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • 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