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!


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from