Cambodian America

Much Chanthoeun, a Cambodian-Australian living in Perth, Australia, where Cambodians are estimated to number 1,000 families.

Perth Cambodian Explains Change in City as Malaysian Flight Search Continues

Much Chanthoeun, a city resident, said the accident has also galvanized local media and many Australians; six of their compatriots were on the missing flight. More

Mr. Hach Heoun, chairman of International Khmer Assembly at Reagan airport, Washington, DC, Monday, March 10, 2014 (Sok Khemara/VOA Khmer)

Cambodian War Veterans Seek US Recognition

Members of the International Khmer Assembly say they want formal, legal recognition for former veterans, who backed the US in Vietnam and Cambodia. More

An undated photo released by Bophana Center shows a poster of "The Missing Picture" directed by Cambodian film director Rithy Panh.

Video Cambodian Americans Find Healing Through Oscar-Nominated Film

Oscar nomination for 'The Missing Picture' was a first for a Cambodian film. More

In an exclusive first interview with VOA Khmer at his studio in Montreal, Canada, renowned filmmaker Tea Lim Koun looked back at the Cambodian film industry.

Seasoned Filmmaker Preserve Films for Future Generations

In an exclusive first interview with VOA Khmer at his studio in Montreal, Canada, renowned filmmaker Tea Lim Koun looked back at the Cambodian film industry. More

“The Missing Picture,” a film by Rithy Panh.

Video ‘Missing Picture’ Draws Large Washington Crowd

Oscar-nominated “The Missing Picture,” a film by Rithy Panh, was screened along with the other four other competitors this past weekend at the National Geographic Museum in Washington. More

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Cambodian America Videos (in Khmer)

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Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New Yorki
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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)
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Video Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New York

For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Video Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January.
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Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.
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Video Crimean Crisis Has Economic Impact, Analyst Says

Duch Darin, an economics professor in Florida, says the Russian annexation of Crimea and ongoing threats to stability in Eastern Europe will affect the European economy, and that in turn will hurt the US.
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Video Google Launches Digital Tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.
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Video Cancer Awareness Limited Among Cambodians

Pathologist Hav Monirath of Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh spoke via Skype to VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith about campaigns to promote the awareness of cancer in Cambodia and her future projects.
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Video 17 Years On, No Suspects in Deadly Grenade Attack

In 17 years, Cambodian authorities have failed to find a single suspect in a grenade attack on an opposition rally that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 others.
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Video Cambodia's Floating Villages Face Uncertain Future

Cambodia's Floating Villages Face Uncertain Future
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Video Thai Satellite Photos Revealed More Possible Debris of Missing Malaysia Plane

Thai satellite photos have revealed more possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, but the search for the plane was again hampered by bad weather.
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Video Bail Denied for 21 Labor Activists​

The Court of Appeals on Monday denied the release of 21 labor activists who have been detained since brutal demonstration crackdowns in January.
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Video Naga Biofuels Turning Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel​

Petroleum diesel is widely used in Cambodia, particularly in heavy trucks and vans, but also in many older cars.
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Video Cambodian Filmmakers Show Well at Short Film Festival

Cambodian filmmakers grabbed the top two spots of the Tropfest South East Asia in January. The black-and-white silent film, "Rice," by Sothea Ines, won first place. Sothea Ines spoke to Im Sothearith of VOA Khmer by Skype from Phnom Penh.
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Video Evictees Doubtful on Promises for a Court Hearing

Phnom Penh Municipal Court says it will open a case filed by ousted residents of a Phnom Penh community within the next three weeks. But residents of the Borei Keila neighborhood say they have little faith the court.
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Video Oscars Overview and Cambodian Americans Find Healing Through Oscar-Nominated Film

Almost 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and embarked on a four-year reign of terror and genocide, many of those who survived are finally able to talk about it. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California, home to the largest Cambodian community outside Cambodia.
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Video Khmer-Thai Superstar Demonstrates Her Talents at VOA

Many Cambodians like "Kantrim" music from the Khmer-populated area of Surin, in Northeast Thailand. They sing and dance to the music on special occasions, such as parties or New Year's.
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Video In First, Cambodian Music Festival To Be Held in Hollywood

The Cambodian music festival will be celebrated at the Ford Theatre of Hollywood on August 3, 2014.
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Video In First, Cambodian Music Festival To Be Held in Hollywood

The Cambodian music festival will be celebrated at the Ford Theatre of Hollywood on August 3, 2014.
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Video Riot Police Block Protest Over Labor Detainees

Security forces broke up a peaceful gathering in Phnom Penh on Monday, as protesters continued to demand the release of 21 detainees arrested in violent labor protests in January.
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Video Disappointment, as Italian Film Wins Oscar

Academy Awards on Sunday night, hoping “The Missing Picture” would win for best foreign film. Disappointment was the word of the day, however, as the award went to the Italian film, “The Great Beauty.”
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Video Former Hollywood Executive Wants to Leave a Legacy for Cambodian Children

For the past decade, a former Hollywood film CEO founded Cambodian Children's Fund has made a difference to the lives of thousands of Cambodia's disadvantaged children and their families.
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Video Health Workers Protest Against Sale of Hospital Building

Nearly 100 medical workers demonstrated outside their hospital in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, saying their existing building was sold by the government.
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Video Prince Ranariddh To Form New Royal Political Party

Prince Norodom Ranarridh, once Prime Minister Hun Sen’s biggest political rival, has formed a new party.
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Video Political Parties Agree on Way Forward for Political Reform

Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties reopened negotiations on Tuesday, seeking to end a political deadlock that has been in place since July’s national elections.
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Video Drones Take Film Makers to New Heights

Unmanned aerial vehicles- known as drones- have been used by the military, but recently one Cambodian film maker is using drones to take his burgeoning production company to new heights. (AP/Phnom Penh)
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Video Cambodian Filmmakers Show Well at Short Film Festival

Cambodian filmmakers grabbed the top two spots of the Tropfest South East Asia last month.
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Video Nine Injured as Housing Demonstrators Clash With Police

Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, when housing rights demonstrators clashed with police on Friday morning.
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Video Cambodian Journalists in ‘Difficult Situation’ on Global Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders has put Cambodia on a list of countries in a “difficult situation” in its annual Press Freedom Index.
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Video Appeals Court Rejects Bail for 21 Activists

The Cambodian Court of Appeals has denied bail to 21 detained labor protesters, setting the stage for more demonstrations on their behalf.
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Video Labor Unions Says They Are Prepared for More Demonstrations

A confederation of 16 labor unions says it will hold another mass protest if the government refuses to release 21 detained labor activists.
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Video Opposition Barred From Meeting Detainees for a Second Day

Riot police and security forces barred an opposition delegation from meeting with 23 protest detainees in Kampong Cham province.

More Cambodian America News

Cambodian-Americans Protest at UN Headquarters

The protesters gathered in New York despite a cold snap that dropped temperatures and snow on the city.
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US Group Plans To File Against Hun Sen at International Court

In testimony before the UN Human Rights Council last week, Mak Sambath, vice chairman of Cambodia’s Human Rights Committee, denied government involvement in the tribunal.
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Cambodian-Americans Protest Outside White House

The White House protest is one of a number of ongoing demonstrations in the US by Cambodians, while demonstrations in Cambodia continue as well.
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Cambodian-Americans Consider Boycott of Goods Sourced from Cambodia

At least seven such companies have issued an open letter condemning this month’s attacks on workers and urging a fair minimum wage.
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Cambodian Organizations Join Together for ‘Healthy Community’ Plan

The members met last week to discuss potential development projects.
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Film Describes Family’s Flight From Khmer Rouge Cambodia

A new short documentary film was screened at the Art Theater in Long Beach over the weekend, part of the Freedom and Hope Film Festival.
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NGOs Contribute to Cycle of Corruption: Filmmaker

The 27-minute film follows the work of a leading NGO working to rally support for an end to widespread land grabbing in Cambodia.
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Cambodian-American Group Lobbies for Political Change

A Cambodian-American group in the US has begun lobbying Washington institutions in an effort to affect political change in Cambodia.
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Capturing Disconnection in Cambodia-America

Pete Pin, the thirty-year-old photographer, is searching for his heritage amid the Cambodian enclaves of America.
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Federal Funds Shrinking for ‘Community Day’: Organizers

Organizers are holding a fundraiser on May 5, in hopes of earning enough money to put on the event in August.
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Ancient Statue To Stay With Sotheby’s in Ownership Dispute

US prosecutors and the Cambodian government say the 1,000-year-old sandstone statue was looted from the temple of Prasat Chen.
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Southeast Asian Scholarship Up for Long Beach Students

The scholarship fund is worth a total $20,000 and will be split into 30 awards between $500 and $1,500.
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Long Beach New Year, Without a Parade

A parade can cost up to $40,000 and brings in tens of thousands of people from across California and the country.
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Alienation, Symbolism and the Paintings of You Khin

You Khin’s oil paintings tend to tell stories of the past.
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Ron Abney, American Pro-Democracy Advocate, Dies at 70

Abney’s injury in the attack prompted an FBI investigation that was ultimately abandoned.
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New Play Highlights Struggles of Deportees

Under a 2001 agreement between Cambodia and the US that ex-felons would be deported—many of them to a country they did not know at all.
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Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New Yorki
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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)