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Pha Lina - Ratanakiri

After dealing with the issue with a documentary approach for the press he collaborates with, the author chose a symbolic mise-en-scène to evoke one of the tragic situations in his country. In the province of Ratanakiri, deforestation and abusive expropriations are endangering a population who live in the forest. These ethnic minorities, carriers of ancestral animist cultures, are hunter people who perpetuate a traditional medicine based on plants, bark, roots and the leaves of trees. For some years now, with the complicity of corrupt representatives in power, concessions for exploiting the forest, with a duration of 99 years, have been granted to Chinese and Vietnamese companies. These firms engage in savage exploitation and exceed the official authorizations they have been granted; they even fell centennial trees in protected national parks, or cutdown precious woods such as rosewood, which is highly prized in China and the felling of which is strictly prohibited. The flight of animals accompanies the disappearance of the forest. The hunters find no prey and food is scarce. The guards, now powerful and armed exploiters, forbid the natives access both to the plots they control and, thereby, also to medicinal plants. The closest hospital is a hundred kilometres away. Wrapped in the tape measures whose purpose is to measure the land that is stolen from them, the extras in this evocation of the danger threatening Ratanakiri become a bitter poetic metaphor.

Pha was born in Cambodia in 1986 and lives in Phnom Penh. He was drawn to photography after taking part in a workshop organized by the orphanage where he lived. He has worked as a photojournalist for the newspapers Cambodge Soir and The Phnom Penh Post. His work has gradually concentrated on more personal subjects, from a symbolic perspective, and with a stronger focus on Cambodian society.

Source: GetXoPhoto


3 notes | Posted 7/26/14

Gobshite - Don’t Forget The Sound of Cambo Land MV


1 note | Posted 7/26/14

Rep that flag, Liza Owen

Rep that flag, Liza Owen

#liza owen   #cambodia   #flag   #khmer  

0 notes | Posted 7/21/14

Liza Owen - Young Guns

#liza owen   #khmer   #music   #video  

0 notes | Posted 7/21/14
movieposteroftheday:

US poster for DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK’N’ROLL (John Pirozzi, USA/Cambodia, 2014)
Designer: Adrian Curry [see also]
Poster source: Argot Pictures
Watch the trailer

movieposteroftheday:

US poster for DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK’N’ROLL (John Pirozzi, USA/Cambodia, 2014)

Designer: Adrian Curry [see also]

Poster source: Argot Pictures

Watch the trailer


155 notes | Posted 7/14/14

Nikki Nikki released a new music video for the song Home For Dinner from the SongKites compilation.


2 notes | Posted 7/14/14
peaptarrone:

Much love to Chance The Rapper for rocking my Khmer Designs for Bucketfeet …download Chance The Rapper mixtape here

peaptarrone:

Much love to Chance The Rapper for rocking my Khmer Designs for Bucketfeet …download Chance The Rapper mixtape here


7 notes | Posted 6/09/14
jsuonart:

Made With Paper

jsuonart:

Made With Paper


12 notes | Posted 5/03/14

Songkites, Season 1

Songkites supports Cambodian songwriters to write, record and release creative, original music. This album is the result of a six-month period of workshops and recording sessions with 12 amazing young Cambodians.
#songkites   #khmer   #cambodia   #music  

4 notes | Posted 3/18/14

Cambodian Son - trailer (by Studio Revolt)


2 notes | Posted 3/13/14

6,166 notes | Posted 2/16/14
lauramam:

New music video is up! Check it out!!!! http://youtu.be/Heit9T3PKtQ

lauramam:

New music video is up! Check it out!!!! http://youtu.be/Heit9T3PKtQ


5 notes | Posted 12/06/13