'Angkor’s Children' is a film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. (Photo courtesy of film director Lauren Shaw)
Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.
Chan Virak said an increasing number are using English or Chinese. Without a careful policy, there is a danger of “foreignization” of Cambodian values.
A new band called "TKS" is capturing the attention of Cambodian and international audiences, launching two music videos on Facebook and YouTube.
The collection of about 30 photographs is on display through June 16 at the Bophana Center.
The collection of about 30 photographs capturing the everyday life of the area's indigenous people are on display through June 16 at the Bophana Center.
Speaking at the ceremony, King Norodom Sihamoni called Buddhism “the perfect road for us to live by,” providing “a peaceful mind, happiness, peace and prosperity.”
Royal parade with the framed certificate of honorary title "Preah Sri Loka Dhammika Raja" for Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni on June 3rd 2015.
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“Pamina Devi,” a Cambodian interpretation of Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” is an original re-telling of a story about a princess caught between her warring parents.
Joining the circus is a staple for young dreamers around the world and in Cambodia too, where the skills some youngsters learn can turn their lives around. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
Phare Ponleu Selpak is an NGO school, that was founded in 1994 by nine young men who were refugees during Khmer Rouge, and has helped hundreds of vulnerable Cambodian children and adults from poverty.
“Pamina Devi,” inspired by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” is the story of feuding between a queen and a king, and the princess caught between them.
The flexibility of Ali’s artwork about Cambodia’s history of violence, erasure, and resilience can be universally understood, Evans recently told VOA Khmer.
Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian.
At a recent showing of the Cambodian rock documentary “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” in Maryland on April 29th, Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian. The film examines a rare moment in Cambodian history, when the country was newly independent and where a rock and roll scene grew, thanks to influences from US radio coming from the armed forces in Vietnam. Menh Sothyvan, a singer and songwriter who survived the Khmer Rouge, told VOA Khmer's Ly Moryvan these rock songs have staying power. They were original and influential. “So we have kept conserved what is our from that time to now.”
The Sovereign Art Foundation has named Anida Yoeu Ali, a Cambodian American artist, winner of the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” is a slice of Cambodian life, showing how its pop culture was growing after the country’s independence from France.
An American documentary on Cambodia’s rock-and-roll scene from the 1950s and 1960s “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” screened this week in the suburbs of Washington.
A delegation from Cambodian Living Arts, which fosters Khmer art and culture, is visiting the US, seeking more support for its work.
Young students from Southeast Asian countries travel to the United States and engage in discussion on environmental sustainability, education and leadership, as part of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program.
The Cambodian-American Heritage group, which has worked around Washington to preserve Khmer culture, has been awarded a medal from the Cambodian government.
Scholars are looking at the prospects of freedom of religion and gender equality in Indonesia as a lesson for other countries in the region.
Little-known chapter of entertainment history captured in 80s documentary is revisited in new digitally remastered format and book.
The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
The Khmer New Year is under way. Many people have left the bustling capital to see family in the Cambodian countryside, but in Phnom Penh, markets were busy Tuesday, as people bought fruits, banana trees and flower decorations to ring in the Year of the Goat.
In Cambodian tradition, the new year is brought by a spirit called a tevada - this year’s tevada is named Reaka Jak Sak Devy.
In the US, many Cambodians say the Khmer New Year is a way to keep their traditions alive.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Mondulkiri province is known as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia's famed Ankor Wat temple where she spoke Saturday at a Peace Corps training event and also met with a group of girls at a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap. The visit is part of a two-nation trip meant to highlight a new global women's education initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived Friday in Cambodia for a three-day visit to promote girls’ education.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friday night, as part of her two-nation Asian trip to promote education for girls. VOA Khmer reports.