Society
The Cambodia Film Commission and Cine Hub are directly across from the department of cinema and cultural diffusion. Visible down the road is the Bophana Audiovisual Center. (Josephine Baliling)

Cinema Street: Heritage-Rich Thoroughfare Dreams of Renaissance

Most people traveling down Phnom Penh’s St. 200 see it as just another unassuming thoroughfare; a small stretch they breeze past on their way to someplace else. But Chandara So sees it differently. He sees it as the exciting center of a new Cambodian film renaissance.

Two men lean on parked luxury cars near the Two Lions Roundabout in the center of Sihanoukville on May 31, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Two Shootings in One Night in Sihanoukville

Four Vietnamese nationals have been arrested for shooting and injuring a police officer in Sihanoukville last night, while the city saw a second roadside shooting around 1 a.m., according to police.

Ith Sarath, chief of joint staff at the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, at a military event on May 4.

Promotion of Officials’ Children in Government Defended

State officials defended the promotion of ruling-party scions in government, though they denied knowledge of a leaked letter appearing to show the military’s chief of staff seeking Phnom Penh and Siem Reap deputy governor positions for his son and a nephew.

Touch Rachhan wears his gold medal for kickboxing in a photo with the Cambodian delegation for the Southeast Asia Games in Vietnam on May 15, 2022. (Supplied)

Cambodian Kickboxers Switched Codes Ahead of Gold Medal

The ongoing Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam were only the second time Cambodian athletes competed at the games in kickboxing, and the fighters had to learn to avoid using their elbows and knees — as they were trained in another sport, local martial art kun khmer.