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!